Definitions for paleness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

palepeɪl(adj.)pal•er, pal•est

  1. (adj.)lacking intensity of color; colorless or whitish:

    a pale complexion.

  2. of a low degree of chroma, saturation, or purity; approaching white or gray:

    pale yellow.

  3. not bright or brilliant; dim:

    the pale moon.

  4. faint or feeble; weak:

    a pale protest.

  5. (v.t.)to make or become pale:

    to pale at the sight of blood.

Origin of pale:

1250–1300; ME < MF < L palliduspallid


palepeɪl(n.; v.)paled, pal•ing.

  1. (n.)a stake or picket, as of a fence.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. an enclosing or confining barrier; enclosure.

  3. an enclosed area.

  4. limits; bounds:

    outside the pale of my jurisdiction.

  5. a district or region within designated bounds.

  6. a central vertical stripe in a heraldic escutcheon.

    Category: Heraldry

  7. (v.t.)to enclose with pales; fence.

    Category: Building Trades

  8. to encircle or encompass.

Idioms for pale:

  1. beyond the pale,beyond the limits of propriety, courtesy, etc.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pale:

1300–50; ME (north), OE pāl < L pālus stake


  1. var. of paleo- before vowels:


    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lividness, lividity, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness, achromasia(noun)

    unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

  2. paleness, blondness, fairness(noun)

    the property of having a naturally light complexion

  3. paleness, pallidity(noun)

    being deficient in color


  1. paleness(Noun)

    The condition or degree of being pale or of lacking color.

    The cold weather intensified the paleness of the landscape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paleness(noun)

    the quality or condition of being pale; want of freshness or ruddiness; a sickly whiteness; lack of color or luster; wanness

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