Squint-eyed Squint"-eyed` (-[imac]d`), a. 1. Having eyes that squint; having eyes with axes not coincident; cross-eyed; also called {squinty-eyed}. [1913 Webster]

2. Looking obliquely, or asquint; malignant; as, squint-eyed praise; squint-eyed jealousy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • squint-eyed — /skwint uyd /, adj. 1. affected with or characterized by strabismus. 2. looking obliquely or askance. 3. manifesting a malicious, envious, or spiteful attitude or disposition: squint eyed with vengefulness and blind to reason. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • squint-eyed — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Cockeyed] Syn. cross eyed, wall eyed, cockeyed; see blind 1 . 2. [Skeptical] Syn. suspicious, sinister, questioning; see prejudiced . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by or affected with a squint: crosseyed,… …   English dictionary for students

  • squint-eyed — adjective 1. affected by strabismus • Pertains to noun: ↑squint 2. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy her eyes with their misted askance look Elizabeth Bowen sidelong glances • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squint-eyed — a. 1. Cock eyed, cross eyed, squinting. 2. Oblique, sinister, indirect, malignant …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • squint-eyed — adjective Date: 1589 1. having eyes that squint; specifically affected with cross eye 2. looking askance (as in envy) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squint-eyed — adjective 1》 derogatory having a squint. 2》 archaic spiteful …   English new terms dictionary

  • squint-eyed — cross eyed; wicked, evil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squint-eyed — /ˈskwɪnt aɪd/ (say skwint uyd) adjective 1. affected with or characterised by strabismus. 2. looking obliquely or askance …   Australian English dictionary

  • squint — v., n., & adj. v. 1 intr. have the eyes turned in different directions, have a squint. 2 intr. (often foll. by at) look obliquely or with half closed eyes. 3 tr. close (one s eyes) quickly, hold (one s eyes) half shut. n. 1 = STRABISMUS. 2 a… …   Useful english dictionary

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