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wan

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adjective \ˈwän\

Simple Definition of wan

  • : looking sick or pale

  • : having a weak quality

Full Definition of wan

wan·nerwan·nest

  1. 1 a :  suggestive of poor health :  sickly, pallid b :  lacking vitality :  feeble

  2. 2 :  dim, faint

  3. 3 :  languid <a wan smile>

wan·ly adverb
wan·ness play \ˈwän-nəs\ noun

Examples of wan

  1. She gave a wan laugh.

  2. <she looks a little wan after all that tiring work>



Origin of wan

Middle English, from Old English wann dark, livid


First Known Use: 14th century


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wan

verb

Definition of wan

wannedwan·ning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to grow or become pale or sickly



1578

First Known Use of wan

1578


WAN

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noun \ˈwan\

Definition of WAN



1983

First Known Use of wan

1983

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