One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1derogatory (of a person) having a squint.
- ‘Four marines emerged on deck with a swarthy looking, squint-eyed pirate, his arms and legs in irons.’
- ‘That bony, squint-eyed, curly-haired little sneak, attractive?’
- ‘With squint-eyed innocence and un-metered awkwardness, Stewart delivers an unexpected hit performance that would later land him additional appearances in commercials and voice-over roles.’
- ‘I then added the coup de grace, the signature of that loveable, squint-eyed jack-tar, Popeye.’
- ‘I marched up to the porch, where a squint-eyed man asked, from around the cigar he was roughly smoking, if there was something he could help me with.’
2archaic Spiteful.malicious, mean, nasty, cruel, unkind, unfriendly, snide, hurtful, wounding, barbed, cutting, hateful, ill-natured, bitter, venomous, poisonous, acid, hostile, rancorous, malevolent, evil-intentioned, baleful, vindictive, vengeful, vitriolic, vicious, splenetic, malign, malignant, biliousView synonyms
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