- dark or gloomy.
- pale in color or hue.
OTHER WORDS FOR wan
Origin of wan1
synonym study for wan
OTHER WORDS FROM wanwanly, adverbwanness, noun
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A pallid haze breathes wanly on the surface of the impassive sky.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
By the time she had turned from the sink again, a shadow of her hopefulness came wanly back.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
Autumns, clear-eyed and sweet-breathed, faded wanly in the smoke of their forest fires.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
She smiled wanly at him from among the pillows out of the gloom.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
Valeria always sat a little apart in the shadow, and if anyone spoke to her she replied softly and smiled wanly.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres