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pallid

adjective uk   /ˈpæl.ɪd/ us  
very pale, in a way that looks unhealthy and not attractive: Next to his tanned face, hers seemed pallid and unhealthy. showing no enthusiasm or excitement: This is a pallid production of what should be a great ballet.
Translations of “pallid”
in Spanish pálido…
in French blême…
in German bleich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無血色的,病狀的, 無生氣的,不夠精彩的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无血色的,病状的, 无生气的,不够精彩的…
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