- affected with or colored by or as if by jaundice: jaundiced skin.
- affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment: a jaundiced viewpoint.
Origin of jaundiced
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- Also called icterus. Pathology. yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis.Compare physiologic jaundice.
- a state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment.
- to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment: His social position jaundiced his view of things.
Origin of jaundice
Examples from the Web for jaundiced
As we talked I looked at three babies, their skin a jaundiced yellow, in a single incubator.Power Shortages Hit Gaza Maternity Ward
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Jaundiced, splotchy skin subs for a full coat of green face paint.Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin Is the Best Thing About ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
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But the experience left White with a jaundiced view of the way women are treated in such situations, she said.Ginger White on Herman Cain's Exit, His Arrogance—and Her Sex Claims
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Gill, a popular columnist for the local Times-Picayune casts a jaundiced and unafraid eye on the entire enterprise.The Best Books About New Orleans
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He also anticipated the Internet bubble bursting and has a history of taking a jaundiced view of the markets.The Five Financial Gurus You Can Still Trust
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The dog was brought, and he examined it with a jaundiced and bitter eye.Irish Fairy Tales
His view was apt to be jaundiced, but he did not realize that.Rimrock Trail
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When we are in a bilious mood, everything wears to us a jaundiced tinge.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
He was jaundiced, the conjunctiva yellow, and the lips blue.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
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From that day on, everything we did was viewed with a jaundiced eye.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)
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- Also called: icterus yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to the abnormal presence of bile pigments in the blood, as in hepatitis
- a mental state of bitterness, jealousy, and ill humour resulting in distorted judgment
- to distort (the judgment, etc) adverselyjealousy had jaundiced his mind
- to affect with or as if with jaundice
Word Origin and History for jaundiced
c.1300, jaunis, from Old French jaunice, earlier jalnice, "yellowness" (12c.), from jaune "yellow," from Latin galbinus "greenish yellow," probably from PIE *ghel- "yellow, green" (see Chloe).
With intrusive -d- (cf. gender, astound, thunder). Figurative meaning "feeling in which views are colored or distorted" first recorded 1620s, from yellow's association with bitterness and envy (see yellow). As a verb, from 1791, but usually in figurative use. Related: Jaundiced.
- Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile.icterus
- Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, or mucous membranes caused by the deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a sign of disorders that interfere with normal metabolism or transport of bile. Liver diseases such as hepatitis commonly cause jaundice.