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Another word for pale

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Adjective
  1. Lacking color

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    colors

  2. Of a light color or complexion

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    colors

  3. Being weak in quality or substance

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    strong

Verb
  1. To lose normal coloration; turn pale

      1. (Now Rare) To make or become sickly pale
      2. To become pale.
      3. (Obsolete) Simple past tense and past participle of win.
      1. To cause to be pale and unhealthy
      2. (Botany) To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to sunlight.
      3. (Bot.) To blanch or bleach by depriving of sunlight
      1. To act as or use a bleach.
      2. To become white as a result of the loss of algal symbionts, usually following an environmental stress such as increased water temperature. Used of coral.
      3. To remove some or all color from, as by means of chemicals or by exposure to the sun's rays
      1. To scald (food) briefly, as before freezing or as a preliminary stage in preparing a dish.
      2. To scald (almonds, for example) in order to loosen the skin.
      3. To remove the skins of (almonds) by blanching
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    colors

Another word for pale

Modifier
  1. Wan

Verb

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