Pronunciation: (won), [key]
—adj., wan•ner, wan•nest,
—v., wanned, wan•ning.
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.
a. dark or gloomy.
b. pale in color or hue.
to become or make wan.
Pronunciation: (wän), [key]
a pt. of win.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.