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wan

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adjective \ˈwän\

Definition of wan

wanner

wannest

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

  2. 2 :  dim, faint

  3. 3 :  languid <a wan smile>

wanly

adverb

wanness

play \ˈwän-nəs\ noun

Examples of wan in a sentence

  1. She gave a wan laugh.

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

Origin and Etymology of wan

Middle English, from Old English wann dark, livid


First Known Use: 14th century


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wan

verb

Definition of wan

wanned

wanning

  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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WAN Defined for English Language Learners

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wan

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adjective \ˈwän\

Definition of wan for English Language Learners

  • : looking sick or pale

  • : having a weak quality


WAN Defined for Kids

wan

play
adjective \ˈwän\

Definition of wan for Students

wanner

wannest

  1. 1 :  having a pale or sickly color

  2. 2 :  showing little effort or energy <a wan smile>

wanly

adverb


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