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pallid

3 definitions found
 for pallid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pallid \Pal"lid\, a. [L. pallidus, fr. pallere to be or look
     pale. See pale, a.]
     Deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance;
     pallid blue. --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pallid
      adj 1: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or
             emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid";
             "her wan face suddenly flushed" [syn: pale, pallid,
             wan]
      2: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;
         "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late
         afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale
         oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan)
         stars"; "the wan light of dawn" [syn: pale, pallid,
         wan, sick]
      3: lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale
         rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness
         of lavender"; "a pallid performance" [syn: pale, pallid]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "pallid":
     achromatic, achromic, aghast, anemic, appalled, arid, ashen, ashy,
     astounded, awed, awestricken, awestruck, barren, blah, blanched,
     blank, bled white, bloodless, cadaverous, characterless,
     chloranemic, cold, colorless, cowed, dead, deadly pale,
     deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dismal, doughy,
     draggy, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete,
     elephantine, empty, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine,
     exsanguineous, fade, faded, faint, fallow, flat, frozen, ghastly,
     gray, gray with fear, haggard, heavy, ho-hum, hollow, horrified,
     horror-struck, hueless, hypochromic, inane, inexcitable, insipid,
     intimidated, jejune, lackluster, leaden, lifeless, livid,
     low-spirited, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, muddy, neutral, pale,
     pale as death, pale-faced, paralyzed, pasty, pedestrian, petrified,
     plodding, pointless, poky, ponderous, sallow, scared stiff,
     scared to death, sickly, slow, solemn, spiritless, sterile, stiff,
     stodgy, stuffy, stunned, stupefied, superficial, tallow-faced,
     tasteless, tedious, terrified, terror-crazed, terror-haunted,
     terror-ridden, terror-riven, terror-shaken, terror-smitten,
     terror-struck, terror-troubled, toneless, uncolored, undone,
     unlively, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, vapid, wan, washed-out,
     waterish, watery, waxen, weak, whey-faced, white, wooden