|What is the difference between Wan and Wane? - English Vocabulary Doubts|
What is the
difference between Wan and Wane?
What is the difference between Wan and Wane? :
Wan : (adjective)
( 1 ) Pale and looking ill or tired
She looked wan and fragile.
He talked to us with a wan smile.
Wane : (verb)
( 1 ) (Of the moon) show a gradually decreasing area of brightness after being full
The moon began to wane.
( 2 ) Gradually lose power or importance
Become smaller or weaker or less impressive
My enthusiasm for her waned considerably.
Wane : (noun)
( 1 ) WAX and WANE : increase and then decrease in strength or importance
Throughout history, empires have waxed and waned.
The popularity of most of our leaders waxed and waned.
( 2 ) Decreasing
The authority of the dictator is on the wane.
Is your popularity on the wane?
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