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An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.

[New Latin, probably from misreading of Greek akmē, point, facial eruption; see acme.]

ac′ned adj.


blemished by acnemarked with indentations
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Adj.1.acned - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skinacned - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
blemished - marred by imperfections
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The world is not ready for a McPuffin burger or an acned employee asking: "Would you like krill with that?
We wanted to black market our sidewalk cruisers to the angry, acned, fledgling former members of the former Soviet Union, spraining wrists, road-burning shins, and spreading our World-Class Extreme Sports democracy.
UNLIKE my wife, the bombshell news, delivered last night by tradesman Wayne and Dazza - Wayne is so close to the latter he aectionately refers to his acned apprentice as "Daaaaaza" - that creating our new bathroom is a bigger job than expected has come as no surprise.
It brought us the all-you-can-eat buffet, the salad bar and the sight of an acned youth carrying a basket of tiered lettuce across a crowded room.
Worse, who really wants to be a GILF (look it up, dear) to some hormonal, acned teenager - or even grandfather.
I staggered into a room full of acned teenagers, all waiting with a ticket in hand, and joined the queue.
If you're in an office meeting and the chair asks if anyone has any thoughts, don't put your hand up and shout "Me, me, ooh, me," like an acned teenager, desperate to stand out.