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pallid

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adjective pal·lid \ˈpa-ləd\

Simple Definition of pallid

  • : very pale in a way that suggests poor health

  • : dull and uninteresting

Full Definition of pallid

  1. 1 :  deficient in color :  wan <a pallid countenance>

  2. 2 :  lacking sparkle or liveliness :  dull <a pallid entertainment>

pal·lid·ly adverb
pal·lid·ness noun

Examples of pallid

  1. The movie is a pallid version of the classic novel.

  2. <a pallid man who looked as though he'd never seen the sun>



Origin of pallid

Latin pallidus — more at pale


First Known Use: 1590

Rhymes with pallid



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