dark-skinned


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dark-skinned

adj
(of a person or race) having skin of a dark colour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dark-skinned - having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned peoples"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
2.dark-skinned - naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"
Translations

dark-skinned

[ˌdɑːkˈskɪnd] ADJmoreno, morocho (LAm)

dark-skinned

[ˌdɑːkˈskɪnd] adjdi pelle or carnagione scura
References in classic literature ?
He turned and twisted on his couch at the thought that the dark-skinned maiden was so near him.
The princess asked Varenka to sing again, and Varenka sang another song, also smoothly, distinctly, and well, standing erect at the piano and beating time on it with her thin, dark-skinned hand.
Then let us haste in helping The Missionary Board, Seek dark-skinned unbelievers, And teach them of their Lord.
He wanted to go to the East; and his fancy was rich with pictures of Bangkok and Shanghai, and the ports of Japan: he pictured to himself palm-trees and skies blue and hot, dark-skinned people, pagodas; the scents of the Orient intoxicated his nostrils.
He would build a patriarchal grass house like Tati's, and have it and the valley and the schooner filled with dark-skinned servitors.
They were tall, muscular, and very dark-skinned Bedouins, with inky black beards.
Coutras had gone one day to Taravao in order to see an old chiefess who was ill, and he gave a vivid picture of the obese old lady, lying in a huge bed, smoking cigarettes, and surrounded by a crowd of dark-skinned retainers.
The occasion of the trouble was that a dark-skinned man had stopped at the local hotel.
Anything but ordinary was this lean, dark-skinned woman, with the face withered as if scorched in great heats, and the eyes, large and black, that flashed and flamed with advertisement of an unquenched inner conflagration.
Most of our celebrities are fair-skinned, with dark-skinned ones more the exception than the rule.
In fact, it would seem that keeping dark-skinned people, most especially women, in a perpetual state of insecurity is and will always be a big business for Europeans: a phenomenon an American psychologist, Webb, calls 'race or ethnicity-based capitalism.' By all measures, the chemicals contained in bleaching creams damage respiratory, kidney and reproductive systems, cause cancer, affect the nervous system as well as lead to deformity in unborn babies.
For the dark-skinned ones, it has produced an inferiority complex that is esteem shattering.But, no, the skin complex issue is not just an Africa burden.