swarthy

adjective swar·thy \ ˈswȯr-t͟hē , -thē \

Definition of swarthy

swarthier; swarthiest
:of a dark color, complexion, or cast

swarthiness

noun

Examples of swarthy in a Sentence

  1. a dark-eyed, swarthy young man with killer looks

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Origin and Etymology of swarthy

alteration of obsolete swarty, from swart

swarthy Synonyms

Synonyms
black, brunet (or brunette), swart, dark
Antonyms
light
Near Antonyms
ashen, ashy, pale, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, wan

SWARTHY Defined for English Language Learners

swarthy

adjective

Definition of swarthy for English Language Learners

  • : having dark skin


SWARTHY Defined for Kids

swarthy

adjective swar·thy \ ˈswȯr-t͟hē , -thē \

Definition of swarthy for Students

swarthier; swarthiest
:having a dark complexion


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