Need another word that means the same as “ashen”? Find 14 synonyms and 30 related words for “ashen” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Ashen” are: blanched, bloodless, livid, white, pale, wan, pasty, grey, leaden, colourless, sallow, pallid, waxen, ghostly
Ashen as an Adjective
Definitions of "Ashen" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “ashen” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Of or resembling ashes.
- Anemic looking from illness or emotion- Mary W. Shelley.
- Made of wood of the ash tree.
- (of a person's face) very pale with shock, fear, or illness.
- Anemic looking from illness or emotion.
Synonyms of "Ashen" as an adjective (14 Words)
|blanched||(of an item of food) having been briefly immersed in boiling water, especially in order to remove the skin or to prepare it for further cooking.|
Finely chopped blanched almonds.
|bloodless||Without vigor or zest or energy.|
An insipid and bloodless young man.
|colourless||Dull or pale in hue.|
The book is rather colourless like its author.
|ghostly||Resembling or characteristic of a phantom.|
A ghostly face at the window.
|grey||Showing characteristics of age especially having grey or white hair.|
A cold grey November day.
|leaden||Made heavy or weighted down with weariness.|
|livid||Imparting a deathlike luminosity- E.A.Poe.|
Lips livid with the hue of death.
|pale||Not full or rich.|
Pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender.
|pallid||Lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.|
A pallid ray of winter sun.
|pasty||Resembling paste in color; pallid.|
He looked pasty and red eyed.
|sallow||(of a person’s face or complexion) of an unhealthy yellow or pale brown colour.|
His skin was sallow and pitted.
|wan||(of a smile) lacking enthusiasm or energy.|
The pale or wan stars.
|waxen||Having the paleness of wax- Bram Stoker.|
|white||Of wine made from white grapes or dark grapes with the skins removed and having a yellowish colour.|
A face white with rage.
Usage Examples of "Ashen" as an adjective
- The ashen colour of the landscape.
- A face turned ashen.
- The ashen morning sky.
- Eleanor's ashen face.
Associations of "Ashen" (30 Words)
|apartheid||(in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.|
|black||Black clothes or material typically worn as a sign of mourning.|
His shirt was black within an hour.
|blond||A person with fair skin and hair.|
|blue||Blue color or pigment resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime.|
A ragged blue line.
|brown||Brown colour or pigment.|
A pair of boots in brown.
|brownish||Of a color similar to that of wood or earth.|
Where I live the soil is brownish red.
Something cheerless about the room.
|dark||The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.|
The theater is dark on Mondays.
|darken||Become dark or darker.|
Darken the eyebrows with black powder.
|downcast||A shaft dug in a mine for extra ventilation.|
You mustn t be downcast.
|dun||An artificial fishing fly made to resemble a dun.|
|ebony||A tree of tropical and warm temperate regions which produces ebony.|
His ebony hair.
A fawn dress.
|gray||English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation was named 1905 1965.|
Gray flannel suit.
|grey||Showing characteristics of age especially having grey or white hair Coleridge.|
|hue||Suffuse with color.|
Verdigris is greenish yellow in hue.
|ivory||A hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.|
A dagger with an ivory handle.
|magenta||A primary subtractive color for light a dark purple red color the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859 the year of the battle of Magenta.|
Bright pink double flowers each lined in dark magenta.
|marbled||(of meat) having the lean part streaked with thin layers of fat.|
Attractively marbled cloth or paper.
|maroon||A dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color.|
Cold pinks purples and maroons.
|negligee||A loose dressing gown for women.|
A black silk negligee.
|pale||Turn pale as if in fear.|
The new cheese is a pale imitation of continental cheeses.
|pigmentation||The natural colouring of animal or plant tissue.|
|red||Of wine made from dark grapes and coloured by their skins.|
A bottle of red.
|silhouette||Project on a background such as a screen like a silhouette.|
The castle was silhouetted against the sky.
|somber||Lacking brightness or color; dull.|
A somber mood.
|stygian||Dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades-Wordsworth.|
|wan||Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress.|
The wan dawn light.
The white hills of a northern winter.
He put Camp Visoko on yellow alert.