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Meaning & Definition of Squint in English

English

Squint

/skwɪnt/

noun

1. Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes

    synonym:
  • strabismus
  • ,
  • squint

2. The act of squinting

  • Looking with the eyes partly closed
    synonym:
  • squint

verb

1. Cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

  • "The children squinted so as to scare each other"
    synonym:
  • squint
  • ,
  • squinch

2. Be cross-eyed

  • Have a squint or strabismus
    synonym:
  • squint

3. Partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light

  • "The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield"
    synonym:
  • squint

adjective

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • askance
  • ,
  • askant
  • ,
  • asquint
  • ,
  • squint
  • ,
  • squint-eyed
  • ,
  • squinty
  • ,
  • sidelong