Synonyms of skin in English:

skin


See definition of skin

noun

1‘these chemicals could damage the skin’

SYNONYMS

epidermis, dermis

technical cuticle, cutis, corium, derma, derm, integument, tegument

2‘Mary's fair skin’

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complexion, colouring, skin colour, skin tone, pigmentation

3‘until recent years, leopard skins fetched high prices’

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hide, pelt, fleece

Australian greenhide

technical crop, kip

archaic fell

4‘a banana skin’

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peel, rind, outside

technical integument

5‘the coffee was cold, with a skin on it’

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film, coating, coat, layer, overlay

sheet

membrane

technical pellicle

6‘the plane's skin was ripped apart by the force of the explosion’

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casing, cover, covering, exterior, pod


verb

1‘scald and skin the tomatoes’

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peel, pare, hull

technical decorticate

2‘he slipped and skinned his knee’

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graze, scrape, abrade, bark, cut, rub something raw, chafe

technical excoriate

3‘Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it’

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punish severely, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide

murder, scalp, thump, give it to someone, come down on someone, come down on someone like a ton of bricks, have someone's guts for garters

British give someone what for


Phrases

    by the skin of one's teeth

      ‘he won, but only by the skin of his teeth’

      SYNONYMS

      only just, just, narrowly, by a hair's breadth, by a very small margin, by the narrowest of margins, barely, by a nose

      informal

      by a whisker

    get under someone's skin

      1‘it was the sheer effrontery of them which got under my skin’

      SYNONYMS

      irritate, annoy, gall, irk, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, pique, rankle with, nettle, needle, bother, vex, provoke, displease, upset, offend, affront, anger, exasperate, disgruntle, ruffle, get on someone's nerves, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, rub up the wrong way

      informal

      peeve, aggravate, miff, get, get in someone's hair, get up someone's nose, hack off, get someone's goat

      British informal

      nark, get on someone's wick, give someone the hump, wind up, get across

      North American informal

      tick off, rankle, ride, gravel

      vulgar slang

      piss off

      British vulgar slang

      get on someone's tits

      rare

      exacerbate, hump, rasp

      2‘she's got under my skin—I can't stop thinking about her’

      SYNONYMS

      obsess, intrigue, captivate, interest greatly, charm

      enthral, enchant, fill someone's mind, mesmerize, hypnotize, entrance

    it's no skin off my nose

      ‘it's no skin off my nose—I never wanted to go to Germany in the first place’

      SYNONYMS

      I don't care, I don't mind, I'm not bothered, it doesn't bother me, it doesn't matter to me, it's of no concern to me, it's of no importance to me

      I don't care a damn, I don't care a hoot, I don't care a rap, I don't care a toss, I don't give a damn, I don't give a hoot, I don't give a rap, I don't give a toss, I don't give a monkey's

      vulgar slang

      I don't give a shit