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[won-ish] /ˈwɒn ɪʃ/
somewhat wan.
Origin of wannish
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at wan1, -ish1 Unabridged
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  • He had the look about him—a wearied and red-eyed and a wannish look it was—of one who never knows when he is licked.

    Ladies and Gentlemen

    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • The moon turns the smoke into wannish clouds of white and yellow, which slowly rise, break, and disappear.

  • Wanness should be taken as meaning simply less bright than absolute whiteness, as Keats speaks of “wannish fire,” etc.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

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