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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

jaundiced

\JAWN-dist\ , adjective;
1.
Affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment.
2.
Affected with or colored by or as if by jaundice; yellowed.
noun:
1.
In 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.
2.
Grasserie
3.
A state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment.
verb:
1.
To distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment.
Quotes:
I had been chewing a bitter cud of remembrance, so bitter that it engendered the gall which, in the end, jaundiced my vision of things that were past and things as they then existed.
-- Mary E. Waller, The Windmill on the Dune
And yet with jaundiced eye I gaze upon all the beauty and wonder about me, and with jaundiced brain consider the pitiful figure I cut in this world that endured so long without me and that will again endure without me.
-- Jack London, John Barleycorn
Origin:
Jaundiced comes from the Old French jaunisse meaning "yellowness" from jaune "yellow."
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