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swarthy (adj) [of people] having dark skin.
A swarthy person has dark skin. A swarthy complexion is dark skin color. A swarthy face is a dark face.
- Though very fair and beautiful she fell in love with the swarthy-faced young man. Everyone was surprised how she was attracted to the dark-faced young man.
- Like most Asians, he has a swarthy skin. In spite of the dark skin, he is quite handsome.