Synonyms of skin in English:



  • 1 these chemicals could damage the skin
    epidermis, dermis
    technical cuticle, cutis, corium, derma, derm, integument, tegument
  • 2 Mary's fair skin
    complexion, colouring, skin colour, skin tone, pigmentation
  • 3 until recent years, leopard skins fetched high prices
    hide, pelt, fleece; Australiangreenhide
    technical crop, kip
    archaic fell
  • 4 a banana skin
    peel, rind, outside
    technical integument
  • 5 the coffee was cold, with a skin on it the water was covered by a thin skin of ice
    film, coating, coat, layer, overlay; sheet; membrane
    technical pellicle
  • 6 the plane's skin was ripped apart by the force of the explosion
    casing, cover, covering, exterior, pod
  • Phrases

    by the skin of one's teeth

    he won, but only by the skin of his teethonly justjustnarrowlyby a hair's breadthby a very small marginby the narrowest of marginsbarelyby a nose informalby a whisker

    get under someone's skin

  • 1 it was the sheer effrontery of them which got under my skin
  • 2 she's got under my skin—I can't stop thinking about her
    obsess, intrigue, captivate, interest greatly, charm; enthral, enchant, fill someone's mind, mesmerize, hypnotize, entrance
  • it's no skin off my nose

    informal it's no skin off my nose—I never wanted to go to Germany in the first placeI don't careI don't mindI'm not botheredit doesn't bother meit doesn't matter to meit's of no concern to meit's of no importance to me informalI don't give/care a damn/hoot/toss/rapI don't give a monkey's vulgar slangI don't give a shit


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  • 1 scald and skin the tomatoes
    peel, pare, hull
    technical decorticate
  • 2 he slipped and skinned his knee
    graze, scrape, abrade, bark, cut, rub something raw, chafe
    technical excoriate
  • 3 informal Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it
    punish severely, tan/whip someone's hide
    informal murder, scalp, thump, give it to someone, come down on someone (like a ton of bricks), have someone's guts for garters
    British informal give someone what for
  • Word links

    cutaneous relating to the skin
    dermato- related prefix
    subcutaneous under the skin
    dermatology branch of medicine concerning the skin
    dermatoglyphics study of skin markings
    dermatoplasty surgical repair of skin

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