darkness of the skin or complexion:In numerous ancient Greek writings, the paleness and blondness of the northern people is contrasted with the swarthiness of the Egyptians and Ethiopians.
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How to use swarthiness in a sentence
The thick tan of exposure to wind and sun gave her a gipsy swarthiness beneath which glowed the rich colour of health.Jaffery | William J. Locke
He had delicate features, redeemed from effeminacy by the swarthiness of his complexion, and his quick intensity of expression.North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
In singular contrast to a complexion dark almost to swarthiness, his eyes were large and of an intense steel-blue.The Transgression of Andrew Vane | Guy Wetmore Carryl
From the cheek-bones up he looked like an Indian, and expressed a stolid power and swarthiness.The Entailed Hat | George Alfred Townsend
His face was dark almost to swarthiness and his cheeks and chin were smoothly shaven.