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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wanwɒn(adj.)wan•ner, wan•nest

  1. (adj.)of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid.

  2. showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, etc.:

    a wan smile.

  3. lacking in forcefulness or effectiveness:

    wan attempts to organize the alumni.

  4. (v.t.)to become or make wan.

Origin of wan:

bef. 900; ME; OE wann dark, gloomy



  1. Ref: a pt. of win 1

* Obs..


  1. Category: Computers

    Ref: wide-area network.

Origin of WAN:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wanly(adverb)

    in a weak or pale or languid manner

    "she was smiling wanly"


  1. wanly(Adverb)

    In a wan or pale manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanly(adverb)

    in a wan, or pale, manner

Anagrams of wanly

  1. Alwyn

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