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jaundiced

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adjective jaun·diced \-dəst\

Simple Definition of jaundiced

  • medical : having a disease that causes your skin to turn yellow : affected with jaundice

  • : feeling or showing dislike, distrust, or anger because of past experiences : likely to think that people, organizations, etc., are bad

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jaundiced

  1. 1 :  affected with or as if with jaundice

  2. 2 :  exhibiting or influenced by envy, distaste, or hostility <a jaundiced eye>

Examples of jaundiced in a sentence

  1. She has a very jaundiced view of politics and politicians.

  2. <took a jaundiced view of his opponent's triumphs on the tennis court>



Did You Know?

The adjective jaundiced, which was introduced into English in the mid-17th century, is the direct result of the older noun jaundice. The physical condition called jaundice involves a yellowish coloring of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the presence of coloring matter from bile. In ages past, people believed that a hostile, irritable temperament indicated an excess of bile in one's body. This belief not only led to the extended use of jaundiced, but it also resulted in a similar use of the adjective bilious, which can mean either "ill-tempered" or "marked by or suffering from liver dysfunction and especially excessive secretion of bile."

1640

First Known Use of jaundiced

1640


Medical Dictionary

jaundiced

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adjective jaun·diced \-dəst\

Medical Definition of jaundiced

  1. :  affected with jaundice <a deeply jaundiced patient>




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