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pale

pale

 
 
pronunciation:
peIl
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: paler, palest
definition 1: lacking intensity of color.
the pale light of early morning
synonyms:
colorless, dull, light, pallid, pastel
antonyms:
brilliant
similar words:
achromic, blanched, dim, faded, flat, lightish, neutral, soft, subdued, subtle, weak, white, whitish
definition 2: of whitish coloring; pallid.
a pale complexion
synonyms:
ashen, fair, pallid, whitish
antonyms:
florid, rosy, ruddy, sanguine, swarthy
similar words:
achromic, blanched, bloodless, cadaverous, colorless, creamy, dull, ghastly, ivory, light, pasty, wan, white
definition 3: of a relatively low degree of saturation.
a pale shade of blue
synonyms:
light, pastel, subdued
similar words:
dull, lightish, neutral, pallid, soft, subtle
definition 4: faint; feeble.
He is a pale copy of his father.
synonyms:
dim, faint, pallid, wan, weak
similar words:
feeble, inconspicuous, indistinct, lame, neutral, subtle, vague, wishy-washy
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: paled, pales, paling
definition: to make or become pale.
synonyms:
blanch, bleach, fade, lighten
antonyms:
flush
similar words:
dim, discolor, 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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