Sunday, April 18, 2004
Definitions for wan
- Having a pale or sickly hue; pale; pallid.
- Lacking vitality, as from weariness, illness, or unhappiness; feeble.
- Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
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Citations for wan
She was concerned about her grandson's wan appearance. "So skinny," she would say in Yiddish, "such a plucked little owl."
Her pale, pinched lips, sunken eyes and wan, haggard cheeks presented a mournful contrast to her former self.