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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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