pallidness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pallidness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)pallidness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
References in classic literature ?
While this pallidness was burning aloft, few words were heard from the enchanted crew; who in one thick cluster stood on the forecastle, all their eyes gleaming in that pale phosphorescence, like a far away constellation of stars.
P1 142) or it is a group of 'men butchering a pig' (P1 150), or a crowd of men with beached out-riggers at the Sinaketa beach (P1 176), if I don't regard them through my active identification of their constitutive parts and synthesise them into a thematic whole, they immediately subside into a mute pallidness of a more or less uncaptivating visual display.