Friday, January 15, 2010
Definitions for pallid
- Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion.
- Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.
- Lacking in vitality or interest.
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Citations for pallid
The beam was dim by the time it reached the far wall, but the light was enough to illuminate the shape of a pallid and ghostly face, staring back at them through lifeless sockets.
She is a tall, languid young lady with a pallid, oval face and beautiful pale-blue-gray eyes; her hands are extraordinary--long-fingered, flexible, nervously elegant.
Origin of pallid
Pallid is from Latin pallidus "pale," from root of pallere "be pale".