squar·​ish | \ ˈskwer-ish How to pronounce squarish (audio) \

Definition of squarish

: somewhat square in form or appearance

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Other Words from squarish

squarishly adverb
squarishness noun

Examples of squarish in a Sentence

The dog's nose is squarish.

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Hyena prints are splayed and meaty; African wild dog prints are squarish and tidy; baboon prints look like a small human hand with an extra palm. Ken Geiger, National Geographic, "Why walking safaris are the best way to see wildlife," 17 June 2019 Japan and Europe also get a different design for the system's case itself, modeled after the squarish PC Engine, while US customers will get the larger, rectangular TurboGrafx design. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Konami announces plug-and-play TurboGrafx-16 Mini," 12 June 2019 Momoa also gets to tap into his inner lunk, frequently bouncing off of Heard’s dutiful and squarish Mera or Wilson’s self-serious Orm with physical comedy or barbed comments about his (lack of) refinement. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed marine opera and cheesy comic book fun," 11 Dec. 2018 Most of this activity is then blocked out by a big, squarish expanse of opaque color — juicy orange, lavender-gray or deep aqua. Roberta Smith, Martha Schwendener, Jason Farago And Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 7 Feb. 2018 Investigators later determined that fatigue cracks began to spread through the plane’s metal skin because stress was concentrated at the corners of its squarish windows. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Engineers: Southwest jet likely felled by fatigue, failure of engine's 'bulletproof vest'," 18 Apr. 2018 I.M. Pei's iconic lakefront building, with its pyramidal glass lobby and squarish white tower rising out of North Coast Harbor, can handle what Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris and his staff are throwing at it. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Rock Hall under CEO Greg Harris learns to live in the house Pei built (photos, video)," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of squarish

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squarish was in 1742

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English Language Learners Definition of squarish

: having a shape that is almost like a square

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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