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Webster 1913 Edition


Wannish

Wan′nish

,
Adj.
Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.
No sun, but a
wannish
glare,
In fold upon fold of hueless cloud.
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wannish

WANNISH

,
Adj.
Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.

Definition 2021


wannish

wannish

English

Adjective

wannish (comparative more wannish, superlative most wannish)

  1. (obsolete) quite wan, quite pale
    • 1890, Hezekiah Butterworth, The Log School-House on the Columbia:
      The moon turns the smoke into wannish clouds of white and yellow, which slowly rise, break, and disappear.
    • 1894, Leigh Gordon Giltner, The Path of Dreams:
      Sheer slanting down the sky an opal light Pierces the snow-blur's veil of wannish gray, In iridescent sheen, tingeing the dazzling white With amethystine, gold or beryl ray.
    • 1909, John Keats, Keats= Poems Published in 1820:
      Upon her crest she wore a wannish fire Sprinkled with stars, like Ariadne's tiar: Her head was serpent, but ah, bitter-sweet!