pale

pale [-r] adj

ME < OFr < L. pall─ôre.

  1. Dull; dim; colorless; lacking brightness; plain; undesirable; bereft of beauty or glory in comparison.
  2. Appalled; frightened; alarmed; white; stricken colorless from fear or awe; [fig.] deathly; withered in appearance; ashen in color from illness and near approach of death.

pale v

see pale, adj.

  1. Become dull; lose color; turn white; lose previously perceived beauty in comparison; become less interesting or attractive.