pallid [adj] pale anemic, ashen, ashy, blanched, bloodless, colorless, dull, faded, feeble, ghastly, gray, lackluster, lifeless, pasty, sallow, sickly, spiritless, uninspired, wan, weak, whitish; concepts 537,618

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  • Pallid — Pal lid, a. [L. pallidus, fr. pallere to be or look pale. See {pale}, a.] Deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance; pallid blue. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pallid — (adj.) lacking color, 1580s, from L. pallidus pale, from root of pallere be pale (see PALLOR (Cf. pallor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pallid — *pale, ashen, ashy, wan, livid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pallid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pale, especially because of poor health. 2) feeble or insipid. ORIGIN Latin pallidus pale …   English terms dictionary

  • pallid — [pal′id] adj. [L pallidus,PALE1] faint in color; pale; wan SYN. PALE1 pallidly adv. pallidness n …   English World dictionary

  • pallid — [[t]pæ̱lɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is pallid is pale in an unattractive or unnatural way. ...helpless grief on pallid faces. ...pallid grey vapour. 2) ADJ GRADED You can describe something such as a performance or book as… …   English dictionary

  • pallid — adjective Etymology: Latin pallidus more at pale Date: 1590 1. deficient in color ; wan < a pallid countenance > 2. lacking sparkle or liveliness ; dull < a pallid entertainment > • pallidly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pallid — pallidly, adv. pallidness, n. /pal id/, adj. 1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance. 2. lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid musical performance. [1580 90; < L pallidus sallow, equiv. to pall(ere) to be pale + idus… …   Universalium

  • pallid — pal|lid [ˈpælıd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: pallidus] 1.) very pale, especially in a way that looks weak or unhealthy ▪ pallid cheeks 2.) not very interesting ▪ a pallid performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pallid — adjective 1) a pallid child Syn: pale, white, pasty, wan, colorless, anemic, washed out, peaked, whey faced, ashen, gray, whitish, drained, sickly, sallow; informal like death warmed over See note a …   Thesaurus of popular words

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