swartness
noun see swart

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Swartness — Swart ness, n. The quality or state of being swart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swartness — swartˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑swart …   Useful english dictionary

  • swart — swartness, n. /swawrt/, adj. swarthy. [bef. 900; ME; OE sweart black, dark; c. G schwarz, ON svartr, Goth swarts; akin to L sordes filth] * * * …   Universalium

  • swart — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sweart; akin to Old High German swarz black, Latin sordes dirt Date: before 12th century 1. a. swarthy b. archaic producing a swarthy complexion 2. baneful, malignant • swartness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • darkness — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, ablepsia, adiaphanousness, age of ignorance, amaurosis, amorphousness, barbarism, benightedness, benightment, blackishness, blackness, bleakness, bleariness, blind side, blind spot, blindfolding, blinding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sadness — Synonyms and related words: aching heart, agony, agony of mind, anguish, bale, beggarliness, bitterness, blackishness, bleakness, bleeding heart, blue devils, blues, broken heart, cheapness, cheerlessness, comfortlessness, contemptibleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sobriety — Synonyms and related words: abnegation, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, augustness, balance, blackishness, calm, calmness, common sense, conservatism, constraint, contact with reality, continence, control, cool, cool head, coolheadedness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swarthiness — Synonyms and related words: Egyptian darkness, Erebus, blackishness, blackness, dark, darkishness, darkness, darkness visible, darksomeness, dead of night, duskiness, duskness, funereality, graveness, intense darkness, lightlessness, moonlessness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swart — /swɔt/ (say swawt) adjective Literary swarthy. {Middle English; Old English sweart black, dark} –swartness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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