Definition of jaundiced in US English:



  • 1Having or affected by jaundice, in particular unnaturally yellow in complexion.

    • ‘Hepatobiliary scintigraphy is useful in evaluating the jaundiced infant and in diagnosing and differentiating various hepatic diseases such as biliary atresia and neonatal hepatitis.’
    • ‘The patient with large duct obstruction will be jaundiced.’
    • ‘Findings of the physical examination on admission revealed an emaciated, deeply jaundiced man, with orthostatic hypotension and marked dyspnea.’
    • ‘In other words, by the time the doctors had discovered what was the cause of her recent complaints of abdominal pain, she had become jaundiced from a bile duct obstruction and even worse, had liver metastases.’
    • ‘She appeared well but was mildly jaundiced and had a temperature of 38.2°C and a pulse of 110 bpm.’
    • ‘And reports that his platelet count is low, when considered with this picture in which he looks jaundiced, his face emaciated, but his belly bulging - all suggest liver failure.’
    • ‘His skin was slightly jaundiced, and scleral icterus was present.’
    • ‘In infants found to be clinically jaundiced during the first 2-3 days, it is helpful to document the rate of rise in the serum bilirubin level.’
    • ‘I'd been warned that she would look different - and she does, lying quietly, face drawn and jaundiced.’
    • ‘The patient was cachectic and jaundiced with several liters of ascites.’
    • ‘Often this is confined to mild anaemia, but in more serious cases the baby is severely anaemic and jaundiced because of the accumulation of bilirubin released from damaged red cells.’
    • ‘A jaundiced baby's skin will look slightly yellow, it often looks like a suntan.’
    • ‘At that time, the patient became jaundiced, without evidence of splenomegaly.’
    • ‘Her notes revealed that her liver disease had long been stable, but her deeply jaundiced condition proclaimed that something was now amiss.’
    • ‘Intravenous cholangiography is rarely used now as opacification of the bile ducts is poor, particularly in jaundiced patients, and anaphylaxis remains a problem.’
    • ‘Some jaundiced patients may complain only of yellow eyes because they notice the color there.’
    • ‘The clerk is an emaciated and jaundiced gentleman to whom I assign a tentative diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.’
    • ‘Severely jaundiced patients are the ones more likely to exhibit renal failure, haemorrhages and cardiovascular collapse.’
    • ‘The 16-year-old was walking in an alleyway between Museum Gardens and Exhibition Square when the man, who had a jaundiced, yellow complexion and bad teeth, approached her.’
    yellowish, pallid, wan, pale, waxen, anaemic, bloodless, colourless, pasty, pasty-faced
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    1. 1.1 Affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy.
      ‘they looked on politicians with a jaundiced eye’
      • ‘The houses on both the right and left edges of the composition form mirror images of one another; their small round yellow windows strongly suggest jaundiced eyes peering at the homes between them.’
      • ‘I would be delighted to hear Chris Smith tell us why the Dome's critics are wrong, but nothing will foster mistrust and cynicism faster than the random accusation that they are jaundiced cynics.’
      • ‘Stiglitz casts a jaundiced eye on all the major institutions, but none comes in for more criticism than the IMF.’
      • ‘Because of him, we read everything more closely, with a jaundiced eye, searching for hidden idiocies, subtle contradictions.’
      • ‘Apart from the five years between 1916 and 1921, and during some of the tense moments of the more recent troubles, the majority of people on the island have continued to view republicans with a jaundiced eye.’
      • ‘He directed a narrow, jaundiced eye at the lead counsel for the defense, who smirked back at him from his table.’
      • ‘The book casts a jaundiced eye on everything from helicopter rescues and large, boisterous groups to the use of cell phones, to which Guy had a particularly strong aversion.’
      • ‘Today's citizen may peruse the items on a poll tax bill with a jaundiced eye, but we tend to take for granted that a nice shiny fire engine will make its efficiently speedy way towards us should we ever need it to.’
      • ‘I think it's pretty clear to anyone who reads this site on a regular basis that I have a jaundiced eye when it comes to many corporations.’
      • ‘Still, to read with a jaundiced eye is to miss some of Gomes' point, and to avoid some of his rich wisdom, especially his wisdom about ways people come clean about their immorality.’
      • ‘So it is always well to cast a slightly jaundiced eye over the high flown phrases of professions' protestations of their own virtue, as exhibited in their training manuals.’
      • ‘The government's late conversion to the works of Joyce is viewed with a jaundiced eye by his grandson.’
      • ‘Ajami observes Arab regimes and the Palestinians with a jaundiced eye, but he views the Israeli and U.S. governments through rose-colored glasses.’
      • ‘One need not be of a particularly cynical disposition to look with a jaundiced eye on the controversy involving allegations about an unpaid £5,000 bill for cigars and alcohol.’
      • ‘I usually cast a jaundiced eye at any program that claims to educate children, since ‘educational’ programming frequently varies wildly in terms of value and quality.’
      • ‘The film looks at infidelity, Hollywood-style with a jaundiced eye.’
      • ‘Mrs. Anderson droned slowly and warily, looking him over with a jaundiced eye.’
      bitter, resentful, cynical, soured, distorted, disenchanted, disillusioned, disappointed, pessimistic, sceptical, distrustful, suspicious, misanthropic
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