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PALLID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pallid mean? 

PALLID (adjective)
  The adjective PALLID has 3 senses:

1. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
2. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
3. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

  Familiarity information: PALLID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PALLID (adjective)


Sense 1pallid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

Synonyms:

pallid; wan; pale

Context examples:

the pallid face of the invalid / her wan face suddenly flushed

Similar:

colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)


Sense 2pallid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

wan; pale; pallid; sick

Context examples:

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

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


Sense 3pallid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

Synonyms:

pale; pallid

Context examples:

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

Similar:

colorless; colourless (lacking in variety and interest)


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