What is another word for pallor?

134 synonyms found


[ pˈalə], [ pˈalə], [ p_ˈa_l_ə]

Pallor is a word that refers to the unnatural lack of color in a person's skin, often due to illness or shock. Some synonyms for pallor include paleness, whiteness, lividness, wan-ness, ashen-ness, and sallowness. Paleness refers to a general lack of color in the skin, while whiteness suggests a stark and sometimes eerie absence of color. Lividness indicates a blue or purplish tint to the skin, typically caused by oxygen depletion. Sallowness refers to a yellowish or sickly hue, often caused by liver dysfunction. Ashenness suggests a grayish color, often associated with extreme sadness or illness. Regardless of the specific synonym used, pallor always suggests an absence of health and vitality.

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What are the hypernyms for Pallor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for pallor?

Pallor refers to an unhealthy, pale complexion, but there are various antonyms that describe a healthy, vibrant appearance. Healthful, rosy, ruddy, and florid are antonyms that describe glowing, pink, reddish, or flowery skin. These terms often connote an active and energetic lifestyle, as opposed to the lethargy and weakness associated with pallor. In contrast to a dull, lifeless appearance, these antonyms suggest vitality and blooming beauty. They may refer to a person's physical appearance or a natural setting such as a garden or field of flowers. Regardless of the context, using antonyms for pallor can evoke a positive, optimistic mood.

What are the antonyms for Pallor?

Usage examples for Pallor

A rosy flush had replaced her pallor.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
A pallor crept over the Elder's face, and without a word further he took his hat from a hook in the corner of the room, paused, and then carefully arranged the papers he had pushed aside at their entrance and placing them in his desk, turned the key, still without a word.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
As for the bride, her pallor and fatigue were quite evident, but she had an uplifted look which was most attractive.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

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