- marked by or having small, glittering eyes, especially eyes that seem to gleam with malice, avarice, or lechery.
- staring with suspicion, skepticism, etc.: The gambler gave the newcomer a beady-eyed look.
Origin of beady-eyed
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for beady-eyed
That was what Toddles called his beady-eyed conductor in retaliation.
They all leaned forward and regarded him with a beady-eyed sympathy.The Magnetic North
Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Chet Ball was staring at the beady-eyed yellow chicken in his hand.Half Portions
There were about a dozen mop-headed, beady-eyed men, and some two dozen women—two apiece—and children.Colorado Jim
When Eylan was finished with him, Barrent went to a small, beady-eyed man who lectured on Earth's memory-destroying system.The Status Civilization