- somewhat wan.
Origin of wannish
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Examples from the Web for wannish
He had the look about him—a wearied and red-eyed and a wannish look it was—of one who never knows when he is licked.Ladies and Gentlemen
Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
The moon turns the smoke into wannish clouds of white and yellow, which slowly rise, break, and disappear.The Log School-House on the Columbia
Wanness should be taken as meaning simply less bright than absolute whiteness, as Keats speaks of “wannish fire,” etc.The Browning Cyclopdia