wanness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wan +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

wanness (usually uncountable, plural wannesses)

  1. The state of being wan; pallor.
    • 1919, Stephen Graham, A Private in the Guards (page 139)
      [] the faint contours of grey clouds and the wannesses and darknesses of a rainy heaven, reflecting also on the faces of the men. All of us look a little strained, a little tired.