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wan

wan

 
 
pronunciation:
wan
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wanner, wannest
definition 1: very pale.
His face is wan due to a long illness.
synonyms:
pale
antonyms:
flushed
similar words:
ghastly, ghostly, gray, jaundiced, livid, sickly
definition 2: without strength; weak.
He gave a wan smile when I told the bad joke.
synonyms:
feeble, weak
similar words:
halfhearted, lame, limp, poor, sickly
derivations: wanly (adv.), wanness (n.)