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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
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