adjective, pal·er, pal·est.
- light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child.
- lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.:She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.
verb (used without object), paled, pal·ing.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of pale1
SYNONYMS FOR pale
OTHER WORDS FROM palepale·ly, adverbpale·ness, noun
Words nearby pale
Definition for paled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), paled, pal·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for paled
I enjoyed it, but thought it paled in comparison to their debut.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I paled and decided this was the end for me, but instead of a lynching I got a round of applause at the end.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie|Daniel Genis|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the chaos of evacuation, the question of whether or not Beethoven should be allowed to go to Vienna paled somewhat.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that paled in comparison to the costs of a statewide campaign with an outlandish, gaffe-prone candidate.Ken Cuccinelli Loses Narrowly to Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor|Ben Jacobs|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Somehow those emails that had seemed so important last week paled to insignificance today.
He looked down and saw that her face had paled and that her mouth was drawn with some emotion.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
Crawley flushed, paled, clenched his fists and glared hate at the speaker.A Maid of the Kentucky Hills|Edwin Carlile Litsey
Tom paled with anger when he saw all this, and waited to see what would happen next.Little Tom|V. Tille
She divined a sorrow before which her own paled to nothingness and quick pity killed fear.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
Madeleine sickened and shivered and paled during these two endless days and sleepless nights of suspense.Home Fires in France|Dorothy Canfield
British Dictionary definitions for paled (1 of 2)
Derived forms of palepalely, adverbpaleness, noun
Word Origin for pale
British Dictionary definitions for paled (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pale
Idioms and Phrases with paled
see beyond the pale.