Definition of Swarthiness

1. Noun. A swarthy complexion.

Exact synonyms: Darkness, Duskiness
Generic synonyms: Complexion, Skin Color, Skin Colour
Derivative terms: Dark, Dusky, Swarthy



Definition of Swarthiness

1. n. The quality or state of being swarthy; a dusky or dark complexion; tawniness.

Definition of Swarthiness

1. Noun. The property of being swarthy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swarthiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swarthiness

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swarthiness (current term)
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swarve
swarved

Literary usage of Swarthiness

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1. Darwinism and Human Life: The South African Lectures for 1909 by John Arthur Thomson (1911)
"We can imagine conditions where swarthiness was a character of life-saving value, where the possessors of inborn variations in the direction of swarthiness ..."

2. Progress of Science in the Century by John Arthur Thomson (1903)
"On the other hand, there might be many individuals in whom the constitutional tendency in the direction of swarthiness was too weak and incipient to be of ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"With a swarthy hue. swarthiness ... The state of being swart or swarthy; swarthiness. Snip. Diet. ..."

4. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"The remarkable swarthiness of the skin was very striking. A photograph of a sister of the patient showed that the family tint of complexion was not deeper ..."

5. Darwinism and Human Life: The South African Lectures for 1909 by John Arthur Thomson (1911)
"We can imagine conditions where swarthiness was a character of life-saving value, where the possessors of inborn variations in the direction of swarthiness ..."

6. Progress of Science in the Century by John Arthur Thomson (1903)
"On the other hand, there might be many individuals in whom the constitutional tendency in the direction of swarthiness was too weak and incipient to be of ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"With a swarthy hue. swarthiness ... The state of being swart or swarthy; swarthiness. Snip. Diet. ..."

8. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"The remarkable swarthiness of the skin was very striking. A photograph of a sister of the patient showed that the family tint of complexion was not deeper ..."

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