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.

Origin of pallid

1580–90; < Latin pallidus sallow, equivalent to pall(ēre) to be pale + -idus -id4
SYNONYMS FOR pallid
1 See pale1.
Related formspal·lid·ly, adverbpal·lid·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pallidly

pallid

/ (ˈpælɪd) /

adjective

lacking colour or brightness; wana pallid complexion
lacking vigour; vapida pallid performance
Derived Formspallidly, adverbpallidness or pallidity, noun

Word Origin for pallid

C17: from Latin pallidus, from pallēre to be pale 1
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Word Origin and History for pallidly

pallid


adj.

"lacking color," 1580s, from Latin pallidus "pale, colorless," from root of pallere "be pale" (see pallor).

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