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.
Wordsmith Wednesdays made-up example sentence:
Now fighting fit, the stray had been wan and lethargic when they first took it in.
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