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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 lacking intensity of color
  • we chose a very pale pink for the walls of the room

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2 lacking a healthy skin color
  • after a week with the flu, she was deathly pale and noticeably thinner

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3 not seen or understood clearly
  • a pale outline off in the distance proved to be someone out for a walk

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pale

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Synonyms & Antonyms of pale (Entry 2 of 2)

to make white or whiter by removing color
  • the sun eventually paled my bright blue shirt

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The first known use of pale was in the 12th century

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“Pale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pale. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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