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pale

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pale

  1. 1 lacking intensity of color <we chose a very pale pink for the walls of the room> Synonyms dull, dulled, faded, light, pastel, washed-out, washy Related Words flat, lackluster, lusterless, matte (also mat or matt); dim, faint; dirty, muddy; achromatic, colorless, uncolored, undyed, unpainted, unstained; blanched, bleached, washed, white, whitened; gray (also grey), indistinct, neutral Near Antonyms bright, brilliant, vibrant, vivid; chromatic, colored, dyed, painted, stained, tinged, tinted; colorful, motley, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, prismatic, rainbow, varicolored, variegated; flashy, garish, gaudy, loud, showy, splashy Antonyms dark, deep, gay, rich

  2. 2 lacking a healthy skin color <after a week with the flu, she was deathly pale and noticeably thinner> Synonyms ashen, ashy, blanched, cadaverous, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, paled, pallid, pasty, peaked, wan Related Words sallow, sallowish, sick, sickly, waxen, waxy; white, whitened; anemic, bloodless; untanned; whey-faced, white-faced Near Antonyms blushing, flushed, pink Antonyms blooming, florid, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine

  3. 3 not seen or understood clearly <a pale outline off in the distance proved to be someone out for a walk> Synonyms blear, bleary, blurry, dim, foggy, fuzzy, gauzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, murky, nebulous, obscure, opaque, faint, shadowy, unclear, undefined, undetermined, vagueRelated Words dark, dusky, gloomy; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; hieroglyphic (also hieroglyphical), incomprehensible, indecipherable, indiscernible, inexplicable, mysterious, obfuscatory, puzzlingNear Antonyms bright, distinct, evident, obvious, plain; certain, firm, strong, sureAntonyms clear, definite, pellucid




pale

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pale

  1. to make white or whiter by removing color <the sun eventually paled my bright blue shirt> Synonyms blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, fade, whiten, snow, wash outRelated Words brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms darken, deepen, embrown




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