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pallid

[pal-id] /ˈpæl ɪd/
adjective
1.
pale; faint or deficient in color; wan:
a pallid countenance.
2.
lacking in vitality or interest:
a pallid musical performance.
Origin of pallid
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin pallidus sallow, equivalent to pall(ēre) to be pale + -idus -id4
Related forms
pallidly, adverb
pallidness, noun
Synonyms
1. See pale1 .
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pallid

/ˈpælɪd/
adjective
1.
lacking colour or brightness; wan: a pallid complexion
2.
lacking vigour; vapid: a pallid performance
Derived Forms
pallidly, adverb
pallidness, pallidity, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pallidus, from pallēre to be pale1
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Word Origin and History for pallid
adj.

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

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