lily-white

  • 1lily-white — adjective 1. ) LITERARY pure white: lily white skin 2. ) INFORMAL involving or including only white people. This word is usually used for showing that you think people of other races should be included: the lily white private schools 3. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2lily-white — adj 1.) pure white ▪ lily white skin 2.) informal morally perfect ▪ You re not so lily white yourself! …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3lily-white — [lil′ēhwīt′, lil′ēwīt′] adj. 1. white as a lily 2. innocent and pure; unsullied: often used sarcastically ☆ 3. practicing discrimination against, or segregation of, nonwhites, esp. blacks …

    English World dictionary

  • 4lily-white — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pure white. 2) totally innocent or pure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5lily-white — adj. /lil ee hwuyt , wuyt /; n. /lil ee hwuyt , wuyt /, adj. 1. white as a lily: soft lily white skin. 2. pure; untouched by corruption or imperfection; above reproach: He tries to pass himself off as some sort of lily white saint, but he s not.… …

    Universalium

  • 6lily-white — 1. completely white in colour. He marvelled at her lily white hands. 2. completely honest. He s not exactly lily white himself, so he has some nerve calling her a cheat! (often negative) 3. having only white people near, often because of a wish… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 7lily-white — UK / US adjective 1) literary pure white lily white skin 2) informal completely honest and moral 3) informal involving or including only white people. This word is usually used for showing that you think people of other races should be included… …

    English dictionary

  • 8lily-white — adjective 1 literary pure white: lily white skin 2 informal morally perfect: You re not so lily white yourself! …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9lily-white — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. white as a lily 2. characterized by or favoring the exclusion of blacks especially from politics 3. irreproachable, pure II. noun Date: circa 1903 a member of a lily white political organization …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10lily-white — adjective 1. restricted to whites only under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains a lily white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization • Syn: ↑white • Similar to: ↑segregated, ↑unintegrated 2 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11lily-white — adjective a) A shade of the color white. Not a pimple nor freckle marred her lily white skin b) Pure, unblemished, immaculate …

    Wiktionary

  • 12lily-white — lil′y white′ adj. 1) white as a lily 2) pure; untouched by corruption or imperfection 3) gov designating or pertaining to any faction or group opposing the inclusion of blacks in political or social life • Etymology: 1275–1325 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13lily-white — adj 1. white, pure white, white as snow, pale, white skinned, untannned, milk white, ivory, ivory skinned, porcelain; palid, wan, sallow, sickly looking, pale as death, pale as ashes, pale as a ghost, white as a sheet, bleached out; anemic,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 14lily-white — pure, snow white, unstained …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15lily-white — adjective 1》 pure white. 2》 totally innocent or immaculate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16lily-white — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Beyond reproach: blameless, exemplary, good, irreprehensible, irreproachable, unblamable. See RIGHT. 2. Free from evil and corruption: angelic, angelical, clean, innocent, pure, sinless, unblemished,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17lily — (n.) O.E. lilie, from L. lilia, pl. of lilium a lily, cognate with Gk. leirion, both perhaps borrowed from a corrupted pronunciation of an Egyptian word. Used in O.T. to translate Heb. shoshanna and in N.T. to translate Gk. krinon. The lily of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18lily — n. (pl. ies) 1 a any bulbous plant of the genus Lilium with large trumpet shaped often spotted flowers on a tall slender stem, e.g. the madonna lily and tiger lily. b any of several other plants of the family Liliaceae with similar flowers, e.g.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19white water lily — paprastoji vandens lelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lūgninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Nymphaea alba), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nymphaea alba angl. European water lily; European white water …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 20white water-lily — paprastoji vandens lelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lūgninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Nymphaea alba), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nymphaea alba angl. European water lily; European white water …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)