Adjective "wanning" definition and examples

(Wanning may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɒnnəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'Then he took the perfumed linen sheet, wrapped it round him as a mantle, and turned away, to the wanness of the chill dawn.'
  2. 'It is excellent, but it is not by means of water-carriage, a more than ordinary wanness had overspread the emaciated fingers through which trickled many passionate tears.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"interests can be wanning."

"fears can be wanning."

Origin

(wan)