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wan

 (wŏn)
adj. wan·ner, wan·nest
1. Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
2. Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
intr.v. wanned, wan·ning, wans
To become pale.

[Middle English, pale, gloomy, from Old English wann, gloomy, dark.]

wan′ly adv.
wan′ness n.

WAN

 (wăn)
n.
A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.

[w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.wanly - in a weak or pale or languid mannerwanly - in a weak or pale or languid manner; "she was smiling wanly"
Translations
بِشُحوب، بِصورةٍ باهِتَه
blegnæbbet
sápadtan
veiklulega
bledo
solgun bir şekilde

wanly

[ˈwɒnlɪ] ADV [shine] → tenuemente, pálidamente; [look, smile, say] → lánguidamente

wanly

[ˈwɒnli] adv [smile] → faiblement

wanly

advmatt

wanly

[ˈwɒnlɪ] advtristemente

wan

(won) adjective
pale and sickly-looking. She still looks wan after her illness.
ˈwanly adverb
ˈwanness noun
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The scattered isles Uprose, black-looming o'er the tranquil deeps, Where the reflected heavens wanly showed A lingering gleam.
I suppose I smiled wanly to myself, or conscience must have been nibbling at my mother, for in less than five minutes she was back, carrying her accomplice openly, and she thrust him with positive viciousness into the place where my Stevenson had lost a tooth (as the writer whom he most resembled would have said).
James's Street illumination, as it may be seen of an early morning, when half the lamps are out, and the others are blinking wanly, as if they were about to vanish like ghosts before the dawn.
Glen's villain wanly aspires to Alan Rickman/Jeremy Irons status, while other thesps come and go to little effect.
As the least professionally validated among them, Madonna's rapper-wanna-be brother was the only one still obviously struggling with the spiritual challenge of his lot: "I don't tell people I'm Madonna's brother," he wanly jested, "I say she's my sister.
A little help, please - caught on man's crotch,'' she quips, wanly.
That still leaves the play to contend with, which was wanly received in its last West End revival, starring Adrienne Posta, in 1985, and looks unlikely to fare any better this time around (Rosemary Harris, astonishingly, starred in its 1953 London premiere) For a while, there's something almost comically retrograde about the defiantly un-PC stance of a play in which an older man can lunge dangerously at a younger woman and leave the victim supposedly wanting more.
What: Stars of the campy ``Batman'' TV show are reunited, wanly.
Proceedings begin inauspiciously with a wanly sung "Moon River," and Rowe has barely got going before he loses his stride.
It's a single-camera series with a laugh track that titters away wanly at lines like ``You were in Indiana - a whole different time zone,'' and ``I don't want to save $25 - I just want to go home and be far away from chirpy salesgirls
As one of the only filmmakers working in the large-screen process, Stassen -- who made last year's "Encounter in the Third Dimension" -- specializes in simulating roller-coasterlike rides, and new pic is essentially four rides punctuated by wanly comic alien creature interludes.
Even Debby's co-workers wanly encourage her with a glum, ``I hope this one calls you.