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pale

pale

 
 
pronunciation:
peIl
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: paler, palest
definition 1: light in color.
The sky is pale this morning.
synonyms:
light, pastel
antonyms:
brilliant
similar words:
dim, faded, flat, neutral, soft, weak, white
definition 2: of a color that is lighter than usual because of sickness or emotion.
The illness left her with pale skin.
synonyms:
fair
similar words:
creamy, dull, ghastly, ivory, light, wan, white
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: paled, pales, paling
definition: to become pale.
He paled when he saw the blood.
synonyms:
bleach, fade, lighten
antonyms:
flush
similar words:
dim, dull, soften, tone down, whiten
derivations: palely (adv.), paleness (n.)
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Are you looking for the word pail (a bucket)? Pale and pail sound alike but have different meanings.
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