jaundiced

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EtymologyEdit

jaundice +‎ -ed

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɔːndɪst/
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AdjectiveEdit

jaundiced (comparative more jaundiced, superlative most jaundiced)

  1. (pathology) Affected with jaundice.
    • 1640, Joseph Hall, Episcopacy by Divine Right
      Jaundiced eyes seem to see all objects yellow.
  2. (figuratively) Prejudiced; envious.
    a jaundiced judgment
    • 1924 October, Percival Christopher Wren, “Of the Strange Events at Zinderneuf”, in Beau Geste, London: John Murray, OCLC 31480546; republished London: John Murray, [], February 1928, OCLC 503879036, part I (Major Henri de Beaujolais’ Story), § 1, page 9:
      Mr. George Lawrence, C.M.G., First Class District Officer of His Majesty's Civil Service, sat at the door of his tent and viewed the African desert scene with the eye of extreme disfavour. [...] The eye was jaundiced, thanks to the heat and foul dust of Bornu, to malaria, dysentery, inferior food, poisonous water, and rapid continuous marching in appalling heat.
    • 1973, Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama:
      Although Professor Davidson took a very jaundiced view of the Neptune probe, it had already been approved and he saw no point in sending more good money after bad.
    • 2003, Simon S. Godfrey, The Nature of Man and God: A New Look, Trafford Publishing, page 186 [1]
      If we have experienced a hostile world in childhood, we will continue to view almost everyone with a jaundiced eye and react to them according to our perception.

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