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

1 sense of wan

Sense 1
wide area network, WAN -- (a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network)
       => computer network -- ((computer science) a network of computers)

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

1 sense of wan

Sense 1
wan -- (become pale and sickly)
       => sicken, come down -- (get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital")

Antonyms of adj wan

3 senses of wan

Sense 1
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 2
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 3
wan -- (lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; "a wan smile")

INDIRECT (VIA unanimated) -> animated, alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")

Similarity of adj wan

3 senses of wan

Sense 1
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 2
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 3
wan -- (lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; "a wan smile")
       => unanimated (vs. animated) -- (not animated or enlivened; dull)

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