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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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When we came up again the moon was out, and shining so brightly over sea and shore that she almost paled the quick, large flashes from the lighthouse.
For a moment the lioness remained quiet with intense gaze directed upon the flitting Esmeralda, whose goal appeared to be the cupboard, into which she attempted to propel her huge bulk; but as the shelves were but nine or ten inches apart, she only succeeded in getting her head in; whereupon, with a final screech, which paled the jungle noises into insignificance, she fainted once again.
She paled and trembled, and looked more and more like fainting every moment.
The cheek was lovely but it was paled with emotion, the eyes were bright but it was the brightness of fever, the sensitive mouth was tight and drawn in an effort after self-command.
I felt what a forlorn little chap Timothy was, with no one to say a word for him, and I became his champion and hinted something about teething, but withdrew it when it seemed too surprising, and tried to get on to safer ground, such as bibs and general intelligence, but the painter fellow was so willing to let me have my say, and knew so much more about babies than is fitting for men to know, that I paled before him and wondered why the deuce he was listening to me so attentively.