Wan

Definition of Wan

imp.1.Won.
a.1.Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.
My color . . . [is] wan and of a leaden hue.
- Chaucer.
Why so pale and wan, fond lover?
- Suckling.
With the wan moon overhead.
- Longfellow.
n.1.The quality of being wan; wanness.
Tinged with wan from lack of sleep.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.
And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever wann'd with despair.
- Tennyson.

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