: deficient in color : wan <a pallid countenance>
: lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull <a pallid entertainment>
— pal·lid·ly adverb
— pal·lid·ness noun
Examples of PALLID
- The movie is a pallid version of the classic novel.
- <a pallid man who looked as though he'd never seen the sun>
Origin of PALLID
— more at pale
First Known Use: 1590
Related to PALLID
- ashen, ashy, blanched, cadaverous, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, paled, pale, pasty, peaked, wan
- blooming, florid, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine
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