pale in/by comparison to/with

Definition of pale in/by comparison to/with

  1. :  to seem less important, good, serious, etc., when compared with (something else) The afternoon meal paled in comparison to/with the feast they had later. Last year's losses pale by comparison with this year's.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  palisade, paling

    :  one of the stakes of a palisade

    :  picket

  1. :  to enclose with pales :  fence

  1. :  deficient in color or intensity of color :  pallid

    :  not bright or brilliant :  dim

    :  feeble, faint

  1. :  to become pale

    :  to make pale

  1. :  the act or process of comparing : such as

    :  the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another

    :  an examination of two or more items to establish similarities and dissimilarities

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a brief usually trivial fact

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