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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 of pale dull, dulled, faded, light, pastel, washed-out, washy Words Related to pale 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 of pale 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 of pale 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 of pale ashen, ashy, blanched, cadaverous, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, paled, pallid, pasty, peaked, wan Words Related to pale sallow, sallowish, sick, sickly, waxen, waxy; white, whitened; anemic, bloodless; untanned; whey-faced, white-faced Near Antonyms of pale blushing, flushed, pink Antonyms of pale 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 of pale blear, bleary, blurry, dim, foggy, fuzzy, gauzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, murky, nebulous, obscure, opaque, faint, shadowy, unclear, undefined, undetermined, vagueWords Related to pale dark, dusky, gloomy; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; hieroglyphic (also hieroglyphical), incomprehensible, indecipherable, indiscernible, inexplicable, mysterious, obfuscatory, puzzlingNear Antonyms of pale bright, distinct, evident, obvious, plain; certain, firm, strong, sureAntonyms of pale 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 of pale blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, fade, whiten, snow, wash outWords Related to pale brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms of pale 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 of pale darken, deepen, embrown



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