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1. Lacking skin.
2. Having had the skin removed: bought skinless chicken breasts.
3. Emotionally sensitive or vulnerable: "You were skinless. There was nothing between you and the world—you let everything in and you let everything show" (Deborah Weisgall).

skin′less·ly adv.
skin′less·ness n.


(ˈskɪn lɪs)

1. deprived of skin.
2. (of frankfurters or sausages) having no casing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.skinless - having no skin
skinned - having skin of a specified kind


[ˈskɪnlɪs] ADJ [chicken, sausages] → sin piel


[ˈskɪnləs] adjsans peau
skinless chicken breast fillets → de la poitrine de poulet sans peau
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I was perpetually exasperated with the petty promptings of his conceit and his love of patronage, with his self-complacent belief in Bertha Grant's passion for him, with his half-pitying contempt for me--seen not in the ordinary indications of intonation and phrase and slight action, which an acute and suspicious mind is on the watch for, but in all their naked skinless complication.
Then go I and wash, Flathead; but, it is true, in the great heats I have wished I could slough my skin without pain, and run skinless.
Anything that hinted at love for the moment alarmed her; it was as much an infliction to her as the rubbing of a skinless wound.
It was while engaged in this that a hideous, skinless thing came out of the house and ran screaming down the beach till it fell in the sand and mowed and gibbered under the scorching sun.
INGREDIENTS For the risotto: 100g skinless smoked mackerel, bones removed and flaked; 1tbsp olive oil; 1 onion, finely chopped; 175g arborio or risotto rice; Approx 600ml hot salt-free vegetable stock; 1/2 x 300g can of mushy peas For Herman's features: 100g skinless smoked mackerel fillets, bones removed and cut into 4 pieces; 8 steamed broccoli florets; 4 mini mozzarella balls, halved; 2 black olives, chopped into small pieces METHOD 1.
READY IN 11/2 HOURS SERVES 4 For the topping 400g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 300g swede, peeled and roughly chopped 1 large egg, beaten salt and freshly ground black pepper For the pie 450g quark 4 tbsp chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 200g skinless cod fillets, cooked and cut into large bite-sized pieces 200g skinless smoked haddock fillets, cooked and flaked 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered 200g cooked and peeled prawns juice of 1/2 lemon broccoli, to serve by making the topping.
Using one fish portion per person - any fish will do but skinless fillets are best - place each piece in the centre of a large square of parchment paper.
900ml (11/2 pts) strong chicken stock 1 x 225g (8oz) skinless chicken breast fillet 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 small onion, finely chopped 75g (3oz) instant noodles 1 tbsp light soy sauce 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped 3 spring onions, chopped 1.
1 x 150g skinless chicken breast, cut into 6 small pieces (159 cals) 1 If using skewers, water for beforehand them Mix the mustard, honey, lime zest and juice and 1 tbsp water together in a bowl.
Summary: Heidi Klum dressed as a skinless corpse at her annual Halloween party in Las Vegas.
The fish is sold filleted by Tesco in 400 stores and is available either natural or smoked and with a choice of skin on or skinless.
b) Chicken with skin has less cholesterol than skinless chicken.