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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.
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Tom mixed a dose of the spirits which he carried with him, and this, forced between the pallid lips of the scientist, revived him.
Alice unconsciously dried her tears, and bent her melting eyes on the pallid features of Gamut, with an expression of chastened delight that she neither affected or wished to conceal.
She remembered her mother--a pallid creature, who had slowly faded out of one of her father's vague speculations in a vaguer speculation of her own, beyond his ken--whose place she had promised to take at her father's side.
It would have caused an acute agony to thrill from the morning twilight, all the day through, until bedtime; and even then would have mingled a dull, inscrutable pain and pallid hue of misfortune with the visionary bloom and adolescence of his slumber.
So much strength of colouring, which must have given a wan and pallid aspect to cheeks of a fainter bloom, was admirably adapted to Pearl's beauty, and made her the very brightest little jet of flame that ever danced upon the earth.
After their departure, taking place in inverted order to their arrival, the canvas cloth was cleared, or rather was restored to some hurried order by the pallid steward.
All the yard-arms were tipped with a pallid fire; and touched at each tri-pointed lightning-rod-end with three tapering white flames, each of the three tall masts was silently burning in that sulphurous air, like three gigantic wax tapers before an altar.
He retired, and soon returned with his umbrella, his eye flaming with gratitude and his cheeks pallid with joy.
He maintained the gaze until the victim of it had become satisfactorily pallid with terror, then he said:
The moon drifted from behind the clouds and exposed the pallid face.
I liked the hush, the gloom, the quaintness of these retreats in the day; but I by no means coveted a night's repose on one of those wide and heavy beds: shut in, some of them, with doors of oak; shaded, others, with wrought old English hangings crusted with thick work, portraying effigies of strange flowers, and stranger birds, and strangest human beings,-- all which would have looked strange, indeed, by the pallid gleam of moonlight.
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.