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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).
Professor Maxon smiled wanly. He knew that his daughter was equal to her threat.
He was smiling, but wanly. Nobody but a professional fasting man could have looked unmoved into the Inferno she had pictured.
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.
There is, as he puts it, "an intimidating quality to them: a sense that you're not with it, or you're thick if you don't agree." Perhaps this inbuilt arrogance is one of the reasons that with few exceptions, as Paterson wanly notes, "women have so far found little use for the aphorism".
To give Middle England its due, it doesn't aim to cover everything, recognising wanly that, in drink, the conversation will broaden out "to include Brexit, Donald Trump, Syria, North Korea, Vladimir Putin, Facebook, immigration, Emmanuel Macron, the Five Star Movement and the contentious result of the Eurovision song contest in 1968".
Just like the Alexandrian-born Wanly brothers, famed for their magical depictions of the world of circus and theater scenes during twentieth-century Egypt, Ahmed felt compelled to continue the conversation, choosing to bring the rise of the clown to the fore.
Smiling wanly, I acknowledged my students' presence and then beat a hasty retreatfrom them as well as their perfervid embrace of Halloween.
Stevenson stuck to the Roosevelt strategy of courting Southern support and Murray went through the motions with Garrison in New York, wanly asking black New Yorkers to vote for Stevenson again.