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See definition of pale on Dictionary.com
  • adj.light in color or effect
  • verbbecome, make lighter or weakened

synonyms for pale

  • blanched
  • dim
  • dull
  • faded
  • faint
  • gray
  • haggard
  • pasty
  • poor
  • sallow
  • sick
  • thin
  • wan
  • white
  • anemic
  • ashen
  • ashy
  • bloodless
  • cadaverous
  • colorless
  • deathlike
  • doughy
  • feeble
  • ghastly
  • inadequate
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • insubstantial
  • livid
  • lurid
  • pallid
  • sickly
  • spectral
  • unsubstantial
  • washed-out
  • waxen
  • waxlike
  • weak
  • whitish
See also synonyms for: pales / paling
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antonyms for pale

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  • bright
  • clear
  • colored
  • colorful
  • dark
  • distinct
  • flushed
  • happy
  • healthy
  • heavy
  • intelligent
  • light
  • smart
  • strong
  • glowing
  • radiant
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How to use pale in a sentence

Better surface disinfection, however, increasingly pales next to worries about air quality on passenger flights.
AMERICAN AIRLINES TOUTS A NEW TOOL TO COMBAT COVID. BUT DOES IT REALLY MAKE FLYING SAFER?DZANEMORRISAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
Simon says the 2008 financial meltdown “pales in comparison” to the pandemic.
AMERICA’S LARGEST SHOPPING MALL OWNER GETS A NEW TENANT: ITSELFDANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 20, 2020OZY
Though Encantos raised a fresh $2 million in January to expand, that cash influx pales in comparison to the budgets at top ed-tech companies Newsela and Coursera, which have each received more than $50 million in funding.
YOUR KIDS NEED A DOSE OF BILINGUAL CULTURE? HE CAN HELPNICK FOURIEZOSAUGUST 9, 2020OZY
On the other hand, VR technologies perhaps only offer a pale imitation of the multi-sensory experiences of life.
VIRTUAL REALITY HAS BEEN BOOSTED BY CORONAVIRUS—HERE’S HOW TO AVOID IT LEADING US TO DYSTOPIAALEXANDROS SKANDALISJUNE 24, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
The Genoa museum’s dead specimen is pale blue due to preservation, but it’s now known that the lizard’s natural color is mostly luminous green.
A NOSE-HORNED DRAGON LIZARD LOST TO SCIENCE FOR OVER 100 YEARS HAS BEEN FOUNDDYNA ROCHMYANINGSIHJUNE 9, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Under the pale light of the incubators in Dragana Rogulja’s lab at Harvard Medical School, sleepless flies have been living and dying as she pursues the answers.
WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION KILLSVERONIQUE GREENWOODJUNE 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
A cloudbow’s color will likely be somewhere in between the ghostly pale fogbow and the vibrant blazing shades of a thunderstorm’s rainbow.
EXPLAINER: RAINBOWS, FOGBOWS AND THEIR EERIE COUSINSMATTHEW CAPPUCCIMAY 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
She observed his pale looks, and the distracted wandering of his eyes; but she would not notice either.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO PALE

  • alabastrine
  • fair
  • ivory
  • light
  • pale
  • translucent
  • white
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