V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: an unnatural color of pale, where the person looks sick or unhealthy

Synonyms: paleness

Antonyms: tan, glow

Tips: Pallor refers to the very pale, waxy look of someone who is ill. Think pale, which means "deficient in color." When someone is described as being pallid he or she is abnormally pale and ashen-looking. For a memory trick, think pale color is pallor.

Usage Examples:

He knew she was sick as soon as he saw the pallor of her usually tan face. (sickliness)

She wanted to get a tan because she didn't like the pallid color of her legs and arms. (pale, ashen) adjective

Whenever I get the flu, my skin takes on a sickly pallor. (dullness, paleness)

The little boy became pallid with fear when he realized he was about to get in trouble. (ashen, pale) adjective

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