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pimple

Line breaks: pim¦ple
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪmp(ə)l
 
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Definition of pimple in English:

noun

A small hard inflamed spot on the skin: he had a pimple at the corner of his mouth figurative I can see the hut down there, just a tiny pimple
More example sentences
  • You've learned the hard way that picking pimples can leave small scars or even big crater-like ones.
  • When your skin is tan, pimples may seem better because the redness is harder to see.
  • Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.
Synonyms
spot, pustule, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, blister;
Scottish plook
informal whitehead, zit
technical comedo

Origin

Middle English: related to Old English piplian 'break out in pustules'.

Derivatives

pimpled

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • His flesh was pimpled and pockmarked with disease, and his eyelids drooped over purple-ish sags of skin.
  • I trust that Mr. Smith is not too skinny, too pale, too awkward, too pimpled, too hairy, too smooth, too weak, or too ugly since he feels that he is in a position to cast stones at those of us who do not measure up to his ideal of perfection.
  • Whether it is the launch of a shiny new car or a dry soap cake, you have models, with cakes of make-up on their pimpled faces purring and pouting, and bare-chested males flexing their muscles.

pimply

2
adjective (pimplier, pimpliest)
Example sentences
  • It is not likely to be brought down by a few pimply faced boys and girls.
  • Girls in swimsuits displaying acres of white, goose pimply flesh shivering in the blustery weather that was a summer's day in Scarborough can still be recalled.
  • When you feel bloated, cranky, pimply and crampy on a monthly basis, it's tough to be all that grateful.

Words that rhyme with pimple

dimple, simple, wimple

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