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English adjective: pale

1. pale very light colored; highly diluted with white


SamplesPale seagreen.
Pale blue eyes.


Similarlight, light-colored


Antonymsdark

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


Similarweak


Antonymsstrong

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.


Synonymspallid


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.


Similarthin


Antonymsfull


English noun: pale

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


Synonymspicket


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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