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A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.

[Middle English.]

pim′pled, pim′ply adj.


(ˈpɪm pli)

adj. -pli•er, -pli•est.
having many pimples.
Often, pim•pled (ˈpɪm pəld)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pimply - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skinpimply - (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
blemished - marred by imperfections


[ˈpɪmplɪ] ADJ (pimplier (compar) (pimpliest (superl))) → lleno de granos, cubierto de granos
a pimply youth (fig) → un mozalbete, un mocoso (pej)


[ˈpɪmpli] adj [person, face] → boutonneux/euse


adj (+er)pickelig


[ˈpɪmplɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → foruncoloso/a
References in classic literature ?
He was so ungainly, so pimply about the head, so scaly about the legs, yet so serene, so unspeakably satisfied
He went away and ten minutes later returned to find an office-boy, with a long nose, pimply face, and a Scotch accent, opening the door.
I confess to having received a few simple lessons in conjuring, in a dimly lighted chamber beneath a shop, from a gifted young man with a long neck and a pimply face, who as I entered took a barber's pole from my pocket, saying at the same time, "Come, come, sir, this will never do.
What I was afraid of was that everyone present, from the insolent marker down to the lowest little stinking, pimply clerk in a greasy collar, would jeer at me and fail to understand when I began to protest and to address them in literary language.
Jonathan was lazy, Jonathan was pimply, Jonathan was fat--
And an uncommonly fine man Miss Snevellicci's papa was, with a hook nose, and a white forehead, and curly black hair, and high cheek bones, and altogether quite a handsome face, only a little pimply as though with drinking.
This may sound like marketing 101 but it is remarkable how seldom it is applied, particularly when a bright idea is accompanied by the kind of tech that makes male teenagers get all pimply.
There's a pimply rash with tiny blisters and grey lines in the skin.
We work around our acne in many ways, hoping we could end our pimply histories and recover our lost self-esteem.
I was just a pimply kid then, sitting in some beige waiting room, when a slimy saxophonic glitter fell from the sky and coated my ears in honey.
Easily absorbed, non greasy and my pimply upper arms looked smoother after a couple of weeks.
Those symptoms include a fever, sore throat and poor appetite, accompanied by a rash appearing as small, pimply sores, typically on the hands, feet and in and around the mouth.