from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. quite wan, quite pale

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.


wan +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)


  • And letters, where my tears have washed, a wannish white.

    The Passion

  • In the shop a single gas-light was burning its last, and this, with that near the pier, were the only two that I saw: and ghastly enough they looked, transparently wannish, and as it were ashamed, like blinking night-things overtaken by the glare of day.

    The Purple Cloud

  • Streams down each diamonded pane and blurs with tears the wannish day.

    Ballad of Reading Gaol

  • The moon turns the smoke into wannish clouds of white and yellow, which slowly rise, break, and disappear.

    The Log School-House on the Columbia


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