pallid

[pal-id]
adjective
1.
pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance.
2.
lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid musical performance.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin pallidus sallow, equivalent to pall(ēre) to be pale + -idus -id4

pallidly, adverb
pallidness, noun


1. See pale1.
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pallid (ˈpælɪd)
 
adj
1.  lacking colour or brightness; wan: a pallid complexion
2.  lacking vigour; vapid: a pallid performance
 
[C17: from Latin pallidus, from pallēre to be pale1]
 
'pallidly
 
adv
 
'pallidness
 
n
 
pal'lidity
 
n

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pallid
"lacking color," 1590, from L. pallidus "pale," from root of pallere "be pale" (see pallor).
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Example sentences
The plot is wafer-thin and the acting is pallid.
The ending is a bit pallid, and Stanley talks too much, but he's an appealing
  character nonetheless.
These are not pallid remakes but vintage programs recorded from original
  broadcasts.
It's only so-so, a pallid artifact.
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