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Ne·groid

 (nē′groid′)
adj.
Of or being a human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as brown to black skin and often tightly curled hair and including peoples indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. No longer in scientific use.


Ne′groid′ n.
Usage Note: The word Negroid was coined as a racial categorization in the 1800s. Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and other -oid words, once widely used in anthropology, are now rarely used scientifically. The general nonscientific use of these words is often considered offensive and should be avoided.
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Negroid

(ˈniːɡrɔɪd)
adj
(Peoples) Also: Negroidal denoting, relating to, or belonging to a darker-complexioned supposed racial group of mankind. This group includes the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara, their descendants elsewhere, and some Melanesian peoples
n
(Peoples) a member of this racial group
Usage: The word Negroid and other words ending in -oid relating to racial groups, such as Mongoloid, are controversial scientifically and best avoided. If you need to refer to ethnicity, it is preferable to use the specific name of the people or peoples concerned
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Ne•groid

(ˈni grɔɪd)

adj.
1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, generally marked by brown to black skin, dark eyes, and woolly or crisp hair and including esp. the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants.
n.
2. a person having Negroid physical characteristics.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
person of color, person of colour - (formal) any non-European non-white person
Negress - a Black woman or girl
Black race, Negro race, Negroid race - a dark-skinned race
Black man - a man who is Black
Black woman - a woman who is Black
colored, colored person - a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
jigaboo, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
Adj.1.negroid - characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race; "negroid features"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Translations

negroid

[ˈniːgrɔɪd] ADJnegroide
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Negroid

adjnegroid
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negroid

[ˈniːgrɔɪd] adjnegroide
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References in classic literature ?
This man was of a moderate size, and with a black negroid face.
"Brachycephalic, gray-eyed, black-haired, with suggestion of the negroid. Celtic, I presume?"
But the feature of them that made the most startling impression upon their prisoner was their white skins--neither in color nor feature was there a trace of the negroid about them.
Their skins were very black, and their features much like those of the more pronounced Negroid type except that the head receded more rapidly above the eyes, leaving little or no forehead.
Their features were distinctly negroid, though their skins were white.
Tibo had shuddered at the sight, but he had thrilled, too, and for the first time there entered his dull, Negroid mind a vague desire to emulate his savage foster parent.
These obstacles had a particularly important impact on the darker complected Puerto Ricans who showed so-called "negroid" features, or other phenotypical differences.
UNESCO's objective of challenging "the myth of race" by distinguishing it from "the biological fact of race" (10) sought to create distance from the nineteenth-century imperialist nationalist view encapsulated in Victorian Tory politician Benjamin Disraeli's espoused doctrine that "all is race." The belief that humans could be categorized as belonging to one of three biologically constituted and unchanging groups--Caucasoid, Negroid, and MoNGOloid--and that cultural, social, and individual characteristics were hierarchically reflective of these "racial types," was such a deeply held view in European and North American societies that it had provided legitimacy for Western nation-building, imperial domination, and the racial extermination policies of the Third Reich.
The captain's new manuscripts made synthetic claims concerning an 'Ambeno type' with 'marked negroid characters' as representative of the 'autocthonous or native of Timor'.
In theory the law could also be used to deny citizenship to individuals of Negroid African descent whose fathers were not Sierra Leonean citizens.
They decided to empower the local population to stand united as unique Negroid African entity in case they got attached to Northern Sudan and Middle East, became annexed to East Africa, or remained autonomous and independent nation.