from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of or marked with freckles; sprinkled with spots; freckled.
  • adv. Hurriedly.
  • adv. Boldly; eagerly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of or marked with freckles; sprinkled with spots; freckled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked or covered with freckles.
  • Hurriedly.
  • Boldly; eagerly.


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  • She has that awful early adolescent pudge, and white, freckly pinkish skin.

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  • And, of course, there was the inevitable card from the "eww" boy -- the freckly kid who picked his nose whenever he was nervous and whose fly was always open, or the one with the crew cut who never got an answer right when the teacher called on him and had a faint smell of liverwurst.

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  • Perhaps they had not heard my last name: My family is pale, and my fair, freckly skin looks more Irish than Mexican.

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  • A statuesque, photographic beauty looming a full head above a thin, long-haired, pathetic, freckly failure.

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  • They were paler than pretty average, with the sort of freckly, pinkish skin of those occasional littlies born extra sensitive to the sun.

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  • Light brown? and a friendly, freckly, not unpretty, face.

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  • The thing was hairless and mottled pink, with freckly patches on its tight skin and an even pinker tail that looked chewed.


  • Maybe in my next life I'll come back as a freckly Scottish girl who will have a sea of redheads to choose from.

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  • Redheaded with green eyes and pale, freckly skin, she was the fey Irish lass turned radical underground guerrilla woman-warrior, beloved by media and loathed by blue-collar Americans.

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  • He was sort of freckly, sort of cute, a little dopy, and about as punk rock as a Jehovahs Witness could possibly be on his off days without someone reporting him to the elders.

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