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pallid (adj.)

"lacking color, pale, wan," 1580s, from Latin pallidus "pale, colorless," from root of pallere "be pale" (from PIE root *pel- (1) "pale"). A doublet of pale (adj.), and compare pallor. Related: Pallidly; pallidness.

updated on December 22, 2019

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Definitions of pallid from WordNet

pallid (adj.)
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress;
the pallid face of the invalid
Synonyms: pale / wan
pallid (adj.)
(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;
a pallid sky
Synonyms: pale / wan / sick
pallid (adj.)
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness;
a pallid performance
Synonyms: pale
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