Definition of light-skinned in English:



  • (especially of a nonwhite person) having pale or relatively pale skin.

    ‘a light-skinned black woman’
    ‘the light-skinned, blond-haired peoples of Scandinavia’
    • ‘What's blatant disrespect and racism is the replacement of dark-skinned women in Hollywood for light-skinned or white women.’
    • ‘He was never a light-skinned black person.’
    • ‘In Africa, many babies are born looking light-skinned, whereas the parents are very dark.’
    • ‘In fact its not uncommon in a Mexican family to have a mixture of brown and light-skinned people.’
    • ‘He has the peppery, light-skinned features common to the Berber people of North Africa.’
    • ‘They were all light-skinned but had almond-shaped eyes.’
    • ‘As you can see, I'm fairly light-skinned, in fact, I'm often mistaken for a Latino when I go overseas.’
    • ‘Sunburn is an important hazard, particularly for light-skinned people.’
    • ‘With her was a wiry, light-skinned man wearing a pair of blue football shorts.’
    • ‘Colors that may look good on a light-skinned person may not have the same effect for a person of a darker skin complexion.’
    • ‘With him was an even taller guy, dark-haired and light-skinned, wearing a uniform of sorts.’
    • ‘He was going on 20, a year older, and a handsome, charming, light-skinned black man.’
    white, pallid, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, grey, whitish, white-faced, whey-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched, green, ghastly, sickly, sallow, as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, looking as if one had seen a ghost
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