Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being swarthy; tawniness; a dusky or dark complexion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being swarthy; a dusky or dark complexion; tawniness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being swarthy.

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

  • noun a swarthy complexion

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Examples

  • My mother used to call me her little Spaniard, because of my swarthiness, that is when my father was not near, for such names angered him.

    Montezuma's Daughter

  • The yellow mustache appeared incongruous in the midst of such swarthiness, while the clear blue of the eyes produced a feeling of shock on the beholder.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • Instead of the customary greased swarthiness of the race, her skin was clear and of a light-bronze tone, and her features less harsh, more felicitously curved, than those common to the blood.

    CHAPTER 22

  • His body seemed leaner, because of the swarthiness of the skin.

    The Mexican

  • The brown in me has been muted over the centuries to a hint of swarthiness that usually gets me accused of being Italian.

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  • Despite his natural swarthiness and the stubble that darkened his cheeks and jaw, his face seemed pale.

    Shameless

  • Despite his natural swarthiness and the stubble that darkened his cheeks and jaw, his face seemed pale.

    Shameless

  • It doesn't help, of course, that I bear a name and a countenance of sufficient swarthiness to increase the odds of my suitcase being "randomly" picked for a TSA inspection.

    Shashi Tharoor: Air Farce

  • The jack-booted thugs in the federal government profile us because of our faith in Allah and the swarthiness of our skin.

    Archive 2009-07-19

  • The contrast between Bobby Jindal and Charlie Crist on Meet the Press could not have been clearer, despite their mutual swarthiness.

    Baker: Run, Charlie, run!

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