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pal·lid

 (păl′ĭd)
adj.
1. Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion: the pallid face of the invalid.
2. Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.
3. Lacking in radiance or vitality; dull: pallid prose.

[Latin pallidus, from pallēre, to be pale; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pal′lid·ly adv.
pal′lid·ness n.

pallid

(ˈpælɪd)
adj
1. lacking colour or brightness; wan: a pallid complexion.
2. lacking vigour; vapid: a pallid performance.
[C17: from Latin pallidus, from pallēre to be pale1]
ˈpallidly adv
ˈpallidness, palˈlidity n

pal•lid

(ˈpæl ɪd)

adj.
1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid face.
2. lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid performance.
[1580–90; < Latin pallidus sallow]
pal′lid•ly, adv.
pal′lid•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pallid - abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.pallid - (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "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"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
3.pallid - lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
colorless, colourless - lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade"

pallid

adjective
1. pale, wan, pasty, colourless, anaemic, ashen, sallow, whitish, cadaverous, waxen, ashy, like death warmed up (informal), wheyfaced His thin, pallid face broke into a smile.

pallid

adjective
2. Being weak in quality or substance:
Translations
شاحِب، شَديد الشُّحوب
sinalý
bleg
fölleitur, fölur
pabalimas
bāls
benzi atmışsolgun

pallid

[ˈpælɪd] ADJpálido

pallid

[ˈpælɪd] adj [face, complexion, skin] → blême

pallid

adjblass, fahl; (= unhealthy looking)bleich, fahl

pallid

[ˈpælɪd] adjpallido/a, smorto/a

pallid

(ˈpӕlid) adjective
unpleasantly pale (usually suggesting ill-health). He looked pallid and sickly.
ˈpallor noun
unpleasant paleness. an unhealthy pallor.

pal·lid

a. pálido-a, descolorido-a.
References in classic literature ?
In the gray of the morning the two students, pallid and haggard from anxiety and with the terror of their adventure still beating tumultuously in their blood, met at the medical college.
Here in thy loneliness the eglantine Weaves her sweet tapestries above thy head, While blow across thy bed, Moist with the dew of heaven, the breezes chill: Fire-fly, will-o'-the-wisp, and wandering star Glow in thy gloom, and naught is heard but the far Chanting of woodman and shepherd from the hill, Naught but the startled bird is seen Soaring away in the moonland sheen, Or the hulk of the scampering beast that fears Their plaintive lays as, to and fro, The pallid singers go.
He loved to kneel down on the cold marble pavement and watch the priest, in his stiff flowered dalmatic, slowly and with white hands moving aside the veil of the tabernacle, or raising aloft the jewelled, lantern-shaped monstrance with that pallid wafer that at times, one would fain think, is indeed the "panis caelestis," the bread of angels, or, robed in the garments of the Passion of Christ, breaking the Host into the chalice and smiting his breast for his sins.
All the time the strangeness of him was shaping itself in my mind; and as I talked I peered at his odd, pallid face in the dim light of the binnacle lantern behind me.
As the green smoke arose, their faces flashed out pallid green, and faded again as it vanished.
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted -- nevermore!
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted--nevermore!
The comic supplement might bring a pallid smile to my face, and then I would fall asleep.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
The doctor and Kennedy, pallid with emotion, sat transfixed by this fearful spectacle.
Rachel, putting her kind old arms about the pallid girl.
Tom mixed a dose of the spirits which he carried with him, and this, forced between the pallid lips of the scientist, revived him.