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Definition 1: a wooden strip forming part of a fence - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pale in the sense of this definition

(pale is a kind of ...) thin piece of wood or metal

(... is part of pale) a fence made of upright pickets

Definition 2: turn pale, as if in fear - [verb of body]

Synonyms for pale in the sense of this definition

(pale is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 3: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pallid face of the invalid
  • her wan face suddenly flushed

Synonyms for pale in the sense of this definition

(pale is similar to ...) weak in color; not colorful

Definition 4: lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a pale rendition of the aria
  • pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender
  • a pallid performance

Synonyms for pale in the sense of this definition

(pale is similar to ...) lacking in variety and interest

"a colorless and unimaginative person" "a colorless description of the parade"

Definition 5: very light colored; highly diluted with white - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pale seagreen
  • pale blue eyes

(pale is similar to ...) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent

"light blue" "light colors such as pastels" "a light-colored powder"

Definition 6: not full or rich - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • high, pale, pure and lovely song

(pale is similar to ...) (of sound) lacking resonance or volume

"a thin feeble cry"

Definition 7: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pale in the sense of this definition

(pale is similar to ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

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