Synonyms for pale

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : peyl
Phonetic Transcription : peɪl

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Définition of pale

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old French paile "pale, light-colored" (12c., Modern French pâle), from Latin pallidus "pale, pallid, wan, colorless," from pallere "be pale, grow pale," from PIE *pel- (2) "pale" (see pallor). Pale-face, supposed North American Indian word for "European," is attested from 1822.
  • adj light in color or effect
  • verb become, make lighter or weakened
Example sentences :
  • A still, pale fog is soothing; it lulls nature to a kind of repose.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • How pale and eager their faces looked as they bent above him!
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • What instinct made you choose that shade of pale green for your frock?
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Robin's pale, blank face had a sick look, a deadly smoothness.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • The youth's pale face flushed with the pride of the skilled workman.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • His dark, heavily fringed eyes looked at her from a pale face.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Pale and trembling, I pointed to the horrible staircase by which we had come.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The pale, timid girl did not know what to make of this kindness.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • Overhead is the starry sky, bathed in the pale radiance of the moon.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • There was evident, on the other side of a low hedge, a pale florescence of the flowers.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various

Antonyms for pale

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