Thesaurus

skin

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of skin

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an outer part or layer
  • space-age materials used on the skin of the aircraft

Synonyms for skin

Words Related to skin

Antonyms for skin

2 the outer covering of an animal removed for its commercial value
  • hats made from beaver skins were once fashionable

Synonyms for skin

Words Related to skin

3 the hairless natural covering of an animal prepared for use
  • calfskin gloves

Synonyms for skin

Words Related to skin

skin

verb

Synonyms of skin (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to remove the natural covering of
  • I prefer not to skin potatoes before mashing them

Synonyms for skin

Words Related to skin

2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • got his revenge on the dirty swindler who had skinned him

Synonyms for skin

Words Related to skin

Phrases Synonymous with skin

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About skin

Time Traveler for skin

Time Traveler

The first known use of skin was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Skin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skin. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on skin

Dictionary: Definition of skin

Medical Dictionary: Definition of skin

Nglish: Translation of skin for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of skin for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!