Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being sallow, yellowishness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being sallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being sallow; paleness, tinged with brownish yellow: as, sallowness of complexion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sickly yellowish skin color

Etymologies

sallow +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet this doesn't necessarily have to mean that we're all doomed to sags and sallowness.

    Lesley M. M. Blume: 10 Time-Hallowed, Recession-Proof Tips For Beautification

  • Resigned to another day of sallowness, he picked up the black.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • It was rather thin, his cheeks were hollow, and there was an unhealthy sallowness in their colour.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • But the artist understood that the difficulty was with respect to the sallowness, and so he reassured them by saying that he only wished to give more brilliancy and expression to the eyes.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • For her dark sallowness, for her wilful mastery, he had only had a passing fancy.

    Maurice Guest

  • Quixote of La Mancha was that a man of that sort and shape he had never yet seen; he marvelled at the length of his hair, his lofty stature, the lankness and sallowness of his countenance, his armour, his bearing and his gravity — a figure and picture such as had not been seen in those regions for many a long day.

    Don Quixote

  • The makeup couldn't hide the sallowness of that woman's cheeks, the hollow-ness of her eyes, or the way her neck had started to go all crepey (seeing that sort of lizardy skin on a woman's neck always made Coral shiver inside).

    Wizard and Glass

  • Pugio was hard, almost stringy, and there was an ashy sallowness about his skin.

    The Dark Queen

  • Today rain had streaked the powder and blurred the rouge, revealing darkened lower lids, blotchy sallowness, deepened lines, and his shoulders were slumped.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The skin was puffed out under his sunken eyes, and its sallowness had paled to a leaden white against which his irregular eyebrows and long reddish moustache were relieved with a saturnine effect.

    The House of Mirth

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