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[pal-id] /ˈpæl ɪd/

pale; faint or deficient in color; wan:
a pallid countenance.
lacking in vitality or interest:
a pallid musical performance.
lacking colour or brightness; wan: a pallid complexion
lacking vigour; vapid: a pallid performance

“lacking color,” 1580s, from Latin pallidus “pale, colorless,” from root of pallere “be pale” (see pallor).


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