Definition of pallid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpælɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælɪd//
    Being ill
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  1. 1(of a person, their face, etc.) pale, especially because of illness a pallid complexion She found him on the bed, pallid and shivering. See related entries: Being ill
  2. 2(of colours or light) not strong or bright, and therefore not attractive a pallid sky
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin pallidus ‘pale’ (related to pallere ‘be pale’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pallid