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Wanness

noun
1.
Unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress).  Synonyms: achromasia, lividity, lividness, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor.






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"Wanness" Quotes from Famous Books



... physicians spoke of her thus since they had pronounced her out of danger,—had not fully returned to him; it was less her whiteness and wanness that oppressed him than that nameless change in the face and eyes which suggested a ceaseless, passionate suppression of the deep, impassioned self, under the listless exterior; there was an immeasurable ...
— A Golden Book of Venice • Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull

... not remember what it was. "I found myself gazing at him, conning the wonderful man at whose side I now sat in Central Africa. Every hair of his head and beard, every wrinkle of his face, the wanness of his features, and the slightly wearied look he bore, were all imparting intelligence to me—the knowledge I craved for so much ever since I heard the words, 'Take what you want, but find Livingstone,' What I saw was deeply interesting ...
— The Personal Life Of David Livingstone • William Garden Blaikie



Words linked to "Wanness" :   skin colour, complexion, skin color, wan



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