I was wondering if there are any adjectives for describing the "sinister green" colour? The kind of gloomy green that looks like this

Source: WallPaperUp a science fantasy scene depicting a desolated bilious landscape

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    There are a lot of variations of green in there but I'd say on average it's about #3f5910 – RaceYouAnytime Apr 27 '17 at 3:40
  • @RaceYouAnytime Thanks. I'd like to know how would you call the general feeling of green in this pic? I'd call it bleak, sinister, horrific. But is there a special word for the "horrific green"? – Assen Robin Apr 27 '17 at 3:44
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    I wonder whether it's really the colour that is sinister, or whether it's the gestalt of the creepy face, barren landscape, monochrome colour scheme, etc. – Lawrence Apr 27 '17 at 4:04
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    Maybe it’s a poisonous green – Jim Apr 27 '17 at 4:51
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    Trinny and Susannah call it "Disgusting Acid Lime Green" - if that helps. :) – Davo Apr 27 '17 at 19:58

I would describe the feeling of the word using a noun modifier. The words nephrite and absinthe seem appropriate. Absinthe has the added benefit of implying not only color but possibly a feeling of unreality or intoxication.

He walked through an absinthe haze.


jade ball


two short tumbler glasses half filled with absinthe

  • Wow, that's exactly what was I looking for. You are such a legend, RaceYouAnytime. Thank you so much, and for the helpful answers you provided for my other questions. – Assen Robin Apr 27 '17 at 4:07
  • @AssenRobin always happy to help, good luck in your writing – RaceYouAnytime Apr 27 '17 at 4:08
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    I like the evocative nature of these suggestions, but I think you would need to add -colo(u)red or -tinted or similar to absinthe or risk your reader thinking you meant that whoever is walking is drunk on absinthe or that the room is filled with literal absinthe fumes. – 1006a Apr 27 '17 at 19:37

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