Definitions for pallidˈpæl ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•lidˈpæl ɪd(adj.)

  1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan:

    a pallid face.

  2. lacking in vitality or interest:

    a pallid performance.

Origin of pallid:

1580–90; < L pallidus sallow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pale, pallid, wan(adj)

    abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

    "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"

  2. pale, pallid, wan, sick(adj)

    (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

    "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"

  3. pale, pallid(adj)

    lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

    "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"


  1. pallid(Adjective)

    Appearing weak, pale or wan.

    The patient left the hospital but was very pallid.

  2. Origin: From pallidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pallid(adj)

    deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance; pallid blue

Translations for pallid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unpleasantly pale (usually suggesting ill-health)

He looked pallid and sickly.

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