pallid

adjective pal·lid \ ˈpa-ləd \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

Definition of pallid

1 : deficient in color : wan
  • a pallid countenance
2 : lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull
  • a pallid entertainment
  • The movie is a pallid version of the classic novel.

pallidly

adverb

pallidness

noun

Examples of pallid in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of pallid

Latin pallidus — more at pale


PALLID Defined for English Language Learners

pallid

adjective

Definition of pallid for English Language Learners

  • : very pale in a way that suggests poor health

  • : dull and uninteresting


PALLID Defined for Kids

pallid

adjective pal·lid \ ˈpa-ləd \

Definition of pallid for Students

: 1pale 1


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