Swarthiest
Swarthy Swarth"y, a. [Compar. {Swarthier}; superl. {Swarthiest}.] [See {Swart}, a.] Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces. ``A swarthy Ethiope.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Their swarthy hosts would darken all our plains. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • swarthiest — swarth·y || swÉ”rðɪ / swɔː adj. having a dark complexion, dark skinned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Swarthier — Swarthy Swarth y, a. [Compar. {Swarthier}; superl. {Swarthiest}.] [See {Swart}, a.] Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces. A swarthy Ethiope. Shak. [1913 Webster] Their swarthy hosts would darken all our plains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swarthy — Swarth y, a. [Compar. {Swarthier}; superl. {Swarthiest}.] [See {Swart}, a.] Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces. A swarthy Ethiope. Shak. [1913 Webster] Their swarthy hosts would darken all our plains. Addison …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swarthy — swarthiness, n. /swawr dhee, thee/, adj., swarthier, swarthiest. (of skin color, complexion, etc.) dark. [1570 80; unexplained var. of obs. swarty (SWART + Y1)] * * * …   Universalium

  • swarthy — adjective (swarthier, swarthiest) dark complexioned. Derivatives swarthily adverb swarthiness noun Origin C16: alt. of obs. swarty (from swart) …   English new terms dictionary

  • swarthy — UK [ˈswɔː(r)ðɪ] / US [ˈswɔrðɪ] adjective Word forms swarthy : adjective swarthy comparative swarthier superlative swarthiest mainly literary someone who is swarthy has dark skin …   English dictionary

  • swarthy — /ˈswɔði / (say swawdhee) adjective (swarthier, swarthiest) dark coloured, now especially as the skin, complexion, etc., of a person. {variant of swarty, from swart + y1} –swarthily, adverb –swarthiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • swarthiness — swarthy ► ADJECTIVE (swarthier, swarthiest) ▪ dark complexioned. DERIVATIVES swarthiness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete swarty, from Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • swarthy — ► ADJECTIVE (swarthier, swarthiest) ▪ dark complexioned. DERIVATIVES swarthiness noun. ORIGIN from obsolete swarty, from Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • swarthy — [swôr′thē, swôr′thē] adj. swarthier, swarthiest [< dial. swarth, var. of SWART + Y3] having a dark complexion SYN. DUSKY swarthily adv. swarthiness n …   English World dictionary

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