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wan

adjective uk   /wɒn/ us    /wɑːn/ (wanner, wannest) literary
(of a person's face) more pale than usual and tired-lookingThe skin, and skin colourNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
wanly
adverb uk   /ˈwɒn.li/ us    /wɑːn-/
She smiled wanly (= showing no energy or enthusiasm).The skin, and skin colourNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
(Definition of wan adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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