Synonyms of skin


1. skin, tegument, cutis, connective tissue, body covering

usage: a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"

2. skin, surface

usage: an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane"

3. hide, pelt, skin, body covering

usage: body covering of a living animal

4. skin, animation, life, living, aliveness

usage: a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"

5. peel, skin, rind

usage: the rind of a fruit or vegetable

6. skin, bag

usage: a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal


1. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter, climb

usage: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

2. skin, scrape, injure, wound

usage: bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"

3. bark, skin, strip

usage: remove the bark of a tree

4. skin, peel, pare, strip

usage: strip the skin off; "pare apples"

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