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English adjective: pale

1. pale very light colored; highly diluted with white

SamplesPale seagreen.
Pale blue eyes.

Similarlight, light-colored


2. pale (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

SamplesThe pale light of a half moon.
A pale sun.
The late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street.
A pallid sky.
The pale (or wan) stars.
The wan light of dawn.

Synonymspallid, sick, wan



3. pale lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness

SamplesA pale rendition of the aria.
Pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender.
A pallid performance.


Similarcolorless, colourless

Antonymscolourful, colorful

4. pale abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

SamplesThe pallid face of the invalid.
Her wan face suddenly flushed.

Synonymspallid, wan

Similarcolorless, colourless

Antonymscolorful, colourful

5. pale not full or rich

SamplesHigh, pale, pure and lovely song.



English noun: pale

1. pale (artifact) a wooden strip forming part of a fence


Broader (hypernym)strip

Part meronympaling, picket fence

English verb: pale

1. pale (body) turn pale, as if in fear

Synonymsblanch, blench

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

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