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"
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"
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
"a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
Appearing weak, pale or wan.
The patient left the hospital but was very pallid.
Origin: From pallidus.
deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance; pallid blue
Origin: [L. pallidus, fr. pallere to be or look pale. See pale, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pal′id, adj. pale, wan.—ns. Pallid′ity, Pall′idness.—adv. Pall′idly. [L. pallidus, pale.]
The numerical value of pallid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pallid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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