- Wanness is defined as sickness, weakness or paleness.
An example of wanness is the condition of someone with a terrible disease.
Variant of wan
adjective wanner, wannest
- sickly pale; pallid: a wan complexion
- faint or weak in a way suggestive of sickness or great weariness, sadness, etc.: a wan smile
- pale, dim, faint, etc.: a wan light
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English wann, dark