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grey

adjective UK ( US gray)
 
 
/ɡreɪ/
COLOUR A1 being a colour that is a mixture of black and white: grey clouds Black, white and grey
HAIR having hair that has become grey or white: She went grey in her thirties.Hair colour
WEATHER cloudy and not bright: a cold, grey morningDescribing bad weatherClouds, dew, fog and steam
BORING not interesting or attractive: Life was grey and tedious.Tedious and uninspiring
grey area something that people are not certain about, usually because there are no clear rules for itUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of grey adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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