pale


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Synonyms for pale

Synonyms for pale

of a light color or complexion

being weak in quality or substance

to lose normal coloration; turn pale

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a wooden strip forming part of a fence

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turn pale, as if in fear

very light colored

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(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness

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lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

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abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

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not full or rich

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References in classic literature ?
A despairing cry escaped the pale lips of Mercedes; the old man sank into a chair.
At sight of this pale, bleeding man, the wife grasped her husband's arm.
A stronger infusion would take the blood out of the cheek, and leave the rosiest beauty a pale ghost.
He had a long, thin body and the scholar's stoop; his head was large and ugly; he had pale scanty hair and an earthy skin; his thin mouth and thin, long nose, and the great protuberance of his frontal bones, gave him an uncouth look.
A painful smile passed over the pale features of Fouquet.
But Casaubon is a little pale, I tell him--a little pale, you know.
For men whose lips are blanched and white, With aching wounds and torturing thirst, What charm in canvas shot with light, And pale with faces cleft and curst, Past life and life's delight?
Oh, Anne," gasped Diana, suddenly turning very pale and beginning to tremble.
There were sheets of paper still lying about covered with figures, a brass-bound ledger lay open at the further end of the table, In the background a young man, slim, pale, ill-dressed in sober black, was filling a large tin box with documents and letters.
Behind him appeared the head of the officer, almost as pale as himself.
The steward's pale face turned paler still as he said those words.
He was pale, as if from excitement--as pale as the others felt themselves to be.
Then came a little valley overgrown with the pale purple bloom of thistles and elusively haunted with their perfume.
He was very pale and his face bore the marks of the preceding sleepless night.
I noticed that he was frightfully pale, and that his face was lined as if from the effects of some terrible suffering.