off-color


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  • adj

Synonyms for off-color

bordering on indelicacy or impropriety

affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems

Synonyms for off-color

in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent

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humorously vulgar

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But if there was a series of off-color jokes, termination may not be in everyone's best interest.
As a legal matter, harassment is considered a form of discrimination, which means that in Cleveland from now on those off-color cartoons and ethnic jokes are going to be possible grist for the prosecutor, and plaintiffs lawyers will be using threats of referral to the district attorney as a club in settlement demands.
Unfortunately, by the time a problem is spotted, hundreds of off-color parts might need to be scrapped.
Will his man- of-the-people, underdog shtick resonate with the jury or will they be repulsed by his off-color jokes?
And despite its title, the two-venue show "Futureland" promises to look as far back as forward, revealing strands of gloomy retrospection and off-color nostalgia in contemporary art's Utopian fantasies: Artists include Christian Jankowski, Grazia Toderi, and Aernout Mik (Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg in Monchen gladbach, Germany, and Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, the Netherlands, Sept.
Encryption might also supplement or supplant the rather clumsy "blocking" software that can screen some off-color language and pictures from computer sites.
CHICAGO -- X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq:XRIT), is unveiling an affordable non-contact color-measurement device that gives plastics manufacturers a reliable way to reduce the high cost of scrap and charge backs associated with making off-color parts.
What's to be learned about the rush, spirituality, or history of sex from jewel-toned pictures that bounce between off-color sentimentality and Teutonic perfection?
AMEX:NLN), announced today that Lampoon "missionaries," Rubin and MoDMaN, have just returned from an exhaustive three month mission to Iraq, and a few off-color brothels in between, where they assisted deposed leader, Saddam Hussein, in chronicling his life behind bars for the controversial book "National Lampoon The Saddam Dump: Saddam Hussein's Trial Blog.
But the intent was not to throw in off-color jokes just to hit this or that market.
While the anarchic WOW has been home to a brand of pop-soaked, off-color lesbian performance for over a decade, its hallmark style is light and frothy.
Often these virtual diaries detail the personal lives of individuals--and their very real experiences, including frustrations at office, off-duty escapades, or even off-color content.
When Rooney offered, ``I was honored to be at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and worked with the greatest talents,'' Buttons cut him off with an off-color cross-pollination between Rooney's Andy Hardy films and the Lassie series.
It was an instant success thanks to its mix of off-color editorials, political rants, and pornographic material.
It was a working relationship,'' said Dibble, the former Cincinnati Reds off-color All-Star relief pitcher who made a recent trip to Iraq on ESPN's behalf.