Definition of Swarthy

1. Adjective. Naturally having skin of a dark color. "`swart' is archaic"

Exact synonyms: Dark-skinned, Dusky, Swart
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Brunet, Brunette
Derivative terms: Duskiness, Swarthiness



Definition of Swarthy

1. a. Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces.

2. v. t. To make swarthy.

Definition of Swarthy

1. Adjective. tawny, dusky, dark ¹

2. Adjective. dark-skinned ¹

3. Adjective. (nonstandard) evil, malicious ¹

4. Adjective. (nonstandard) weathered, rough ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swarthy

1. having a dark complexion [adj -THIER, -THIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swarthy

swarmspores
swart
swartback
swartbacks
swarted
swarth
swarthes
swarthier
swarthiest
swarthily
swarthiness
swarthinesses
swarthness
swarths
swarthy (current term)
swartiness
swarting
swartish
swartness
swartnesses
swarts
swarty
swartzite
swarve
swarved
swarves
swarving
swash
swashbuckle

Literary usage of Swarthy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Norway by Sigvart Sörensen (1899)
"CHAPTER IV The Yngling Family—Half dan the swarthy THE authentic history begins with Halfdan the swarthy, or Halfdan the Black, who reigned from about the ..."

2. The Celtic Magazine by Alexander Mackenzie, Alexander Macgregor, Alexander Macbain (1888)
"THESE were the daughters of a king or rich man, and Frizzle or Bald Pate was the mother of the Fair Maid and of the swarthy Maiden. ..."

3. Ancient Danish Ballads by Richard Chandler Alexander Prior (1860)
"ERIK EMUN AND swarthy PLOG. The event related in this ballad took place in the yoar ... The fate of swarthy Plog himself is told in a Far- oese ballad in ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"A kind of oil, mentioned by Chettle in his Kind Hart's Dreame, 1592. SUART. Black ; dark ; swarthy. ..."

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