a swarthy complexion
Syn: ↑darkness, ↑duskiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑swarthy, ↑dusky (for: ↑duskiness), ↑dark (for: ↑darkness)
Hypernyms: ↑complexion, ↑skin color, ↑skin colour

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  • Swarthiness — Swarth i*ness, n. The quality or state of being swarthy; a dusky or dark complexion; tawniness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swarthiness — swarthy ► ADJECTIVE (swarthier, swarthiest) ▪ dark complexioned. DERIVATIVES swarthiness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete swarty, from Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • swarthiness — noun see swarthy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swarthiness — See swarthily. * * * …   Universalium

  • swarthiness — noun The property of being swarthy …   Wiktionary

  • swarthiness — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, blackishness, blackness, dark, darkishness, darkness, darkness visible, darksomeness, dead of night, duskiness, duskness, funereality, graveness, intense darkness, lightlessness, moonlessness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swarthiness — swarth·i·ness || swÉ”rðɪnɪs / swɔː n. dark complexion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swarthiness — swarth·i·ness …   English syllables

  • swarthy — swarthiness, n. /swawr dhee, thee/, adj., swarthier, swarthiest. (of skin color, complexion, etc.) dark. [1570 80; unexplained var. of obs. swarty (SWART + Y1)] * * * …   Universalium

  • darkness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Absence of light Nouns 1. darkness, dark; blackness, obscurity, gloom, murk; dusk (see dimness); cloudiness; shade, shadow, umbra, penumbra; skiagraphy; shading; swarthiness. 2. (total darkness)… …   English dictionary for students

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