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v. squint·ed, squint·ing, squints
1. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
a. To look or glance sideways.
b. To look askance, as in disapproval.
3. To have an indirect reference or inclination.
4. To be affected with strabismus.
1. To cause to squint.
2. To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
1. The act or an instance of squinting.
a. A sideways glance.
b. A quick look or glance: Take a squint at this view.
3. An oblique reference or inclination.
5. A hagioscope.
1. Looking obliquely or askance.
2. Squint-eyed.

[Short for asquint.]

squint′er n.
squint′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squinty - characterized by squinting; "he looked with squinty eyes"
2.squinty - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envysquinty - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong glances"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"


Marked by or affected with a squint:
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