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pimple

[ pim-puh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF pimple

Synonyms for pimple

  • acne
  • blemish
  • blister
  • lump
  • abscess
  • blackhead
  • boil
  • bump
  • carbuncle
  • caruncle
  • excrescence
  • furuncle
  • hickey
  • inflammation
  • papule
  • pustule
  • spot
  • whitehead
  • zit
  • beauty spot
  • papula
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PIMPLE

You've got a pimple there, and you jerked your head just as I was going over it.

A man with a pimple became a pimple with a man as background.

All eyes may see from what the change arose, All eyes may see—a pimple on her nose.

All day long he lamented about his pimple, and the following night he died.

You are a pimple on the face of the earth, my friend, but my love is the blood of its veins.

Rosa T. he calls a "Pimple Complex" because she has two or three pimples.

Drawing a drop of blood from a pimple on his forehead, 'May this be all,' he added.

He was alarmed lest a minute pimple on his chin should develop into a chancre.

If a boil is observed in the pimple stage, it may be scotched and killed.

He is raised and swells, like a pimple, to be an eyesore and deform the place he holds.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English pipligende "having shingles;" also cf. Latin papula, papilla (see pap (n.2)). As a verb from c.1600. Related: Pimples.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PIMPLE

blemish

nounflaw

carbuncle

nounabscess
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