shifty-eyed

shifty-eyed

adj
informal censorious having the appearance of being dishonest, esp as signified by a lack of eye contact
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shifty-eyed

[ˈʃɪftɪˈaɪd] ADJde mirada furtiva
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She wriggled, confused and shifty-eyed, before me; but I ascribed this behaviour to her shocked modesty and without troubling myself any more about her feelings I informed her that there was a Carlist downstairs who must be put up for the night.
Perhaps he would be just buttoned up in a dark overcoat and carrying a loaded stick--a shifty-eyed rascal, smelling of raw onions and spirits.
Although, Bill Pullman's Detective Harry Ambrose is now such a nervous bag of tics and shifty-eyed awkwardness that I don't know how he even makes it out of the house each morning, let alone functions enough to solve crimes.
While there, I was to gather information about his early life, family background and get to know when and possibly who radicalised and recruited him into international terrorism.The intelligence service wanted Fazul's story done by a journalist and published in the media as part of an awareness campaign that terrorists live among us, that your next-door neighbour, the sneaky character booked opposite your hotel room, or the shifty-eyed fellow buying pipes and chemicals down River Road could actually be plotting the next attack.
The crook may well be beetle-browed and shifty-eyed, the elected leader prosperous-looking and well-fed.
And lastly, a bearded, shifty-eyed psychopath named Frecks rounded out the gang.
He's been acting nervous and shifty-eyed, like someone is out to get him.
Two special cases: Avoid glancing sideways; it makes you seem dishonest (shifty-eyed).
We are, collectively, that shifty-eyed kid who sets dumpster fires and lies about it with a creepy lack of emotion.
The familial palace intrigue has an air of stilted fraudulence throughout Grace of Monaco, and every time Dahan cuts to a shifty-eyed reaction shot of Parker Posey as Grace's undermining lady-in-waiting, it's like a distress signal.
In a sequence of quick crosscuts, a woman (Dellsperger in drag, acces-sorized with a bad wig, pink fingernails, and a handgun) pursues a shifty-eyed, androgynous gunslinger (also Dellsperger).
But this can give people the impression you are shifty-eyed. As a result, you want to look in only one eye.