Synonyms of grey in English:

grey


See definition of grey

adjective

1‘a grey suit’

SYNONYMS
greyish, silvery
silver-grey, pearl-grey, pearly, gunmetal grey, slate-grey, smoke-grey, smoky, sooty

2‘his thinning grey hair’

SYNONYMS
white, silver, hoary

3‘a grey old man’

SYNONYMS
grey-haired, hoary, grizzled
elderly, old, aged, senior, ancient, venerable
in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills
past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be
decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world
informal past it, over the hill, no spring chicken
formal senescent
ANTONYMS

young

4‘it was a dim, grey day’

SYNONYMS
cloudy, overcast, dull, dim, dark, sunless
gloomy, dreary, dismal, sombre, drab, bleak, cheerless, depressing, glum
misty, foggy, murky
ANTONYMS

bright, sunny

5‘her face looked grey’

SYNONYMS
ashen, wan, pale, pasty, pallid, colourless, sallow, leaden, bloodless, anaemic, white, waxen, chalky
sickly, peaked, drained, sapped, washed-out, drawn, deathly, deathlike, ghostly
informal peaky
ANTONYMS

ruddy

6‘if you drive the idiosyncrasies out of football, what is left can be grey indeed’

SYNONYMS
characterless, colourless, nondescript, unremarkable, faceless
lifeless, soulless, passionless, spiritless, insipid, jejune, flat, bland, dry, stale
dull, uninteresting, unimaginative, boring, tedious, monotonous
neutral, anonymous, wishy-washy
ANTONYMS

colourful, lively

7‘a grey area’

SYNONYMS
ambiguous, doubtful, unclear, uncertain, indistinct, indefinite, indeterminate, open to question, debatable
mixed, neither one thing nor the other, neither fish nor fowl
ANTONYMS

black and white, certain

8‘grey importing is not illegal’

SYNONYMS
unofficial, informal, irregular, back-door

verb

1‘health bills rose as the population greyed’

SYNONYMS
age, get old, grow old, mature

Phrases

    grey matter

    ‘the team had enough grey matter to finish ahead of others’


    SYNONYMS
    intelligence, intellect, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, brains, brainpower, cleverness, wit, wits, powers of reasoning, reasoning, wisdom, sagacity, acumen, discernment, shrewdness, judgement, understanding, common sense, sense
    nous, savvy, braininess
    British upper storey