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Pale \Pale\ (p[=a]l), a. [Compar. Paler (p[=a]l"[~e]r); superl. Palest.] [F. p[^a]le, fr. p[^a]lir to turn pale, L. pallere to be or look pale. Cf. Appall, Fallow, pall, v. i., Pallid.]

  1. Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue. ``Pale as a forpined ghost.''

    Speechless he stood and pale.

    They are not of complexion red or pale.
    --T. Randolph.

  2. Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.

    The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick; It looks a little paler.

    Note: Pale is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pale-colored, pale-eyed, pale-faced, pale-looking, etc.


a. (en-comparative of: pale)


The surname Paler may refer to:

  • Binyomin Paler, Haredi rosh yeshiva and Talmudist in the United States
  • Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist and politician

Category:Romanian-language surnames

Usage examples of "paler".

A deep shining plumbeous black on the upper part, becoming paler near the belly, which from the underpart of the jaw to the perineum is ashy-grey, with irregular spots and blotches.

In spring the tender shoots come out of a paler green, finger-like, as if they were pointing to the violets at their feet.

His red hair was bushier, his face paler and the freckles fading his cheeks jowlier.

He looked at Bill, who was coming around the desk, and he sat back, paler than before.

His face was paler, and there were strain lines around his eyes and mouth.

It was still dark, but the night was growing paler as if lifting her skirts a little way off to let the new morning appear.

The hair on the chest is annulated, but paler than on the shoulders, and it is especially dense on the lower part.

The general colour a dark brown with yellowish hairs intermingled, which give a somewhat rufous tinge, paler beneath.

Blyth was of opinion that the Indian animal is much paler and more freckled than the African.

Colour rich light yellow or chestnut in summer, yellowish-brown in winter, sometimes very light, paler below and inside the limbs, white under the tail.

Black in the shade, dark blue in broad daylight, they had, as it were, depths of different colours, that, darker in the centre, grew paler towards the surface of the eye.

From her turned-up hair a dark colour fell over her back, and growing gradually paler, lost itself little by little in the shade.

The evening vapours rose between the leafless poplars, touching their outlines with a violet tint, paler and more transparent than a subtle gauze caught athwart their branches.

Lucie advanced, half supported by her women, a wreath of orange blossoms in her hair, and paler than the white satin of her gown.

Her shoulders were shaken by a strong shuddering, and she was growing paler than the sheets in which her clenched fingers buried themselves.