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pallid

[ pal-id ]
/ ˈpæl ɪd /
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adjective
pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance.
lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid musical performance.
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Origin of pallid

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin pallidus “sallow,” equivalent to pall(ēre) “to be pale” + -idus adjective suffix (see -id4)

synonym study for pallid

1. See pale1.

OTHER WORDS FROM pallid

pal·lid·ly, adverbpal·lid·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pallid

pallid
/ (ˈpælɪd) /

adjective
lacking colour or brightness; wana pallid complexion
lacking vigour; vapida pallid performance

Derived forms of pallid

pallidly, adverbpallidness or pallidity, noun

Word Origin for pallid

C17: from Latin pallidus, from pallēre to be pale 1
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