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Another word for pale

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Adjective
  1. Of a light color or complexion

    See also:

    colors

  2. Being weak in quality or substance

    See also:

    strong

Verb
  1. To lose normal coloration; turn pale

    See also:

    colors

Another word for pale

Synonym Study

  • Livid refers to a grayish-blue complexion, as of one in great rage or fear, but is also sometimes used now of a white or red complexion
  • Ashen implies the grayish paleness of the skin as in death
  • Wan suggests the paleness resulting from an emaciating illness
  • Pallid suggests a paleness resulting from exhaustion, faintness, emotional strain, etc.
  • Pale , in this comparison the least connotative of these words, implies merely an unnatural whiteness or colorlessness, often temporary, of the complexion