pale [-r] adj
ME < OFr < L. pallēre.
- Dull; dim; colorless; lacking brightness; plain; undesirable; bereft of beauty or glory in comparison.
- 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.
see pale, adj.
- Become dull; lose color; turn white; lose previously perceived beauty in comparison; become less interesting or attractive.