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      • 1. Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion: the pallid face of the invalid. 2. Lacking intensity of color or luminousness. 3. Lacking in radiance or vitality; dull: pallid prose.
  2. pallid definition: 1. very pale, in a way that looks unhealthy and not attractive: 2. showing no enthusiasm or…. Learn more.

  3. pallid adjective /ˈpælɪd/ /ˈpælɪd/ (of a person, their face, etc.) pale, especially because of illness a pallid complexion She found him on the bed, pallid and shivering. Topics Health problems c2 Join us Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press!

  4. (ˈpæl ɪd) adj. 1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid face. 2. lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid performance. [1580–90; < Latin pallidus sallow] pal′lid•ly, adv. pal′lid•ness, n. Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. pal· lid ˈpa-ləd 1 : deficient in color : wan a pallid countenance 2 : lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull a pallid entertainment The movie is a pallid version of the classic novel. pallidly adverb pallidness noun Synonyms ashen ashy blanched cadaverous doughy livid lurid mealy pale paled pasty peaked wan See all Synonyms & Antonyms in Thesaurus

  6. 1 a : deficient in color or intensity of color : pallid a pale complexion b (1) : having color of reduced saturation (see saturation sense 4a) a pale pink (2) : light in color especially relative to others of its kind pale beers 2 : not bright or brilliant : dim a pale sun shining through the fog 3 : feeble, faint a pale imitation palely ˈpāl-lē

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