"pallid" in the adjective sense
1. pale, pallid, wan
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
"the pallid face of the invalid"
"her wan face suddenly flushed"
2. pale, pallid, wan, sick
of light) lacking in intensity or brightness dim or feeble
"the pale light of a half moon"
"a pale sun"
"the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"
"a pallid sky"
"the pale (or wan) stars"
"the wan light of dawn"
3. pale, pallid
lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness
"a pale rendition of the aria"
"pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"
"a pallid performance"
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