Definitions

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  • adj. Having a sunburn; having been burned by the sun's rays

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Scorched by the sun's rays.
  • Discolored by the heat or rays of the sun; tanned; darkened in hue: as, a sunburnt skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight

Etymologies

sun + burnt (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As this remark, a sort of half interrogatory, was made, Pathfinder looked behind him; and, though the most partial friend could scarcely term his sunburnt and hard features handsome, even Mabel thought his smile attractive, by its simple ingenuousness and the uprightness that beamed in every lineament of his honest countenance.

    Pathfinder; or, the inland sea

  • Santiago, which was really good ... got to see lots of cool places and also got sunburnt, which is always a good start to a trip!

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  • I even got mildly sunburnt which is very nice since I'm not white as paper no longer.

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  • The great and humorous gods have arranged for this also; and have seen to it that no brave, generous, amorous "sunburnt" emotion shall ever be hurt by such associations!

    Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions

  • The ruling tribes are called Hamites -- the "sunburnt" family according to Dr. Winchell; of Negritic origin, says Canon Rawlinson.

    "The Negro's Place in History"

  • The Cushites and Ethiopians, early branches of the Atlantean stock, took their name from their "sunburnt" complexion; they were red men.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • I tried to push past Tessa to see the snake, but she spread her own sunburnt arms wide.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • "Keep eyes peeled for a sunburnt dust-up in the crowd."

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  • Have a great holiday, careful with the sun, being sunburnt and pregnant, not so nice, I know I was there with my 2nd pregnancy, burnt skin, big tummy, … …. uncomfortable, hot … ..

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  • 'I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of rugged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains ...'

    Clone Wars 4 update

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  • It is an alternative to 'sunburned' and as such is also a simple past tense of sunburn.

    August 21, 2011