Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pale

1 sense of pale

Sense 1
picket, pale -- (a wooden strip forming part of a fence)
       => strip -- (thin piece of wood or metal)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pale

1 sense of pale

Sense 1
pale, blanch, blench -- (turn pale, as if in fear)
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj pale

5 senses of pale

Sense 1
pale -- (very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> dark -- ((used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue")

Sense 2
pale, pallid, wan, sick -- ((of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn")

INDIRECT (VIA weak) -> strong -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 3
pale, pallid -- (lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless, colourless) -> colorful, colourful -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")
INDIRECT (VIA colorless, colourless) -> colorful, colourful -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")

Sense 4
pale, pallid, wan -- (abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Sense 5
pale -- (not full or rich; "high, pale, pure and lovely song")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> full -- ((of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice")

Similarity of adj pale

5 senses of pale

Sense 1
pale -- (very light colored; highly diluted with white; "pale seagreen"; "pale blue eyes")
       => light (vs. dark), light-colored -- ((used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder")

Sense 2
pale, pallid, wan, sick -- ((of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn")
       => weak (vs. strong) -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 3
pale, pallid -- (lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless (vs. colourful) -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")

Sense 4
pale, pallid, wan -- (abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 5
pale -- (not full or rich; "high, pale, pure and lovely song")
       => thin (vs. full) -- ((of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry")

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