jaun·​diced | \ ˈjȯn-dəst How to pronounce jaundiced (audio) , ˈjän-\

Definition of jaundiced

1 : affected with or as if with jaundice
2 : exhibiting or influenced by envy, distaste, or hostility a jaundiced eye

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Synonyms & Antonyms for jaundiced


covetous, envious, green-eyed, invidious, jealous, resentful



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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."

Examples of jaundiced in a Sentence

She has a very jaundiced view of politics and politicians. took a jaundiced view of his opponent's triumphs on the tennis court

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Pearce’s jaundiced way with a comeback, however, is most welcome. Michael Phillips, latimes.com, "Jodie Foster patches the wounded in lively future-crime saga 'Hotel Artemis'," 8 June 2018 Pearce’s jaundiced way with a comeback, however, is most welcome. Michael Phillips, latimes.com, "Jodie Foster patches the wounded in lively future-crime saga 'Hotel Artemis'," 8 June 2018 Pearce’s jaundiced way with a comeback, however, is most welcome. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Hotel Artemis': Sterling K. Brown checks into Criminal Hospital, and Jodie Foster's on duty," 7 June 2018 Above a card table, a single lamp casts smoky, jaundiced yellows. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "'Solo' cinematographer finds light in the darkness," 24 May 2018 Auto emissions, deforestation and crop burning have contributed to heavy smog that experts say has dimmed the tomb's pearly exterior to a jaundiced yellow. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "How air pollution, a dying river and swarms of defecating insects threaten the Taj Mahal," 22 May 2018 Many of the Foreign Service officers who emerged from these postings did so with a somewhat jaundiced view of Russia. Keith Gessen, New York Times, "The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio," 8 May 2018 Indeed, a close read of an entertaining profile of Khosrowshahi in The New Yorker, suggests the former investment banker even has cast a jaundiced eye at Uber’s existentially important autonomous vehicle program. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Uber Risks Distraction With Latest Move By CEO Dara Khosrowshahi," 10 Apr. 2018 There's a sanctimonious part of me that would delight in persuading you to ignore this NCAA men's basketball tournament or, at the very least, to observe it from a jaundiced viewpoint. Jerry Brewer, chicagotribune.com, "March Madness is the NCAA's greatest hypocrisy and its best hope of salvation," 11 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jaundiced

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners 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


jaun·​diced | \ -dəst How to pronounce jaundiced (audio) \

Medical Definition of jaundiced

: affected with jaundice a deeply jaundiced patient

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