Having less colour than usual, typically as a result of shock, fear, or ill health: sergeants screaming orders to pale-faced recruits
More example sentences
- Pale-faced, he told me he was trying to pierce his ear, but couldn't get the needle through the cartilaginous lobe.
- Did a pale-faced young man who had spent all his adult life in politics have the strength and experience to navigate Britain's economy through treacherous times?
- Like the eponymous pale-faced young aristocrat, who died soon after sitting for the portrait, it was assumed some tragedy had befallen the work of art and that it was lost forever.
Definition of pale-faced in:
- The US English dictionary