Definition of “jaundiced” - English Dictionary


“jaundiced” in English

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uk /ˈdʒɔːn.dɪst/ us /ˈdʒɑːn.dɪst/ formal

judging everything as bad because bad things have happened to you in the past:

He seems to have/take a very jaundiced view of life.
I'm afraid I look on all travel companies' claims with a jaundiced eye, having been disappointed by them so often in the past.

looking slightly yellow in colour because of having jaundice:

He was jaundiced from liver disease.

(Definition of “jaundiced” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“jaundiced” in American English

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us /ˈdʒɔn·dɪst, ˈdʒɑn-/

[ not gradable ] showing negative feelings or ideas:

He has a jaundiced view of middle-class life.

(Definition of “jaundiced” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)