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.
"interests can be wanning."
"fears can be wanning."
This list can help you learn new vocabulary more quickly and be able explore other words more easily.