Adjective "Wanning" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Wanning


    Definition:

    1. of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color: His wan face suddenly flushed.

    2. showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness, etc.: a wan look; a wan smile.

    3. lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness: their wan attempts to organize the alumni.

    4. Archaic. dark or gloomy. pale in color or hue. verb (used with or without object), wanned, wanning.

    5. to become or make wan.

    Origin:
    wan

    Examples:

    "interests can be wanning."

    "fears can be wanning."