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Describing the appearance of someone's eyes

beady

adjective

beady eyes are small, round, and bright

bloodshot

adjective

bloodshot eyes are red in the part where they should be white

boss-eyed

adjective

someone who is boss-eyed has both eyes looking in towards their nose

bug-eyed

adjective

a bug-eyed creature or person has eyes that stick out

clear

adjective

clear eyes are bright and healthy

close-set

adjective

close-set eyes are very near to each other

cross-eyed

adjective

having eyes that look towards each other slightly

dead

adjective

if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion

deep-set

adjective

deep-set eyes seem to be a long way back into your face

doe-eyed

adjective

someone who is doe-eyed has big attractive eyes and looks as if they do not have much experience of life

hazel

noun

the light brown and slightly green or golden colour of some people’s eyes

heavy

adjective

if your eyes look heavy, they have a sad or tired expression

hollow

adjective

hollow eyes or cheeks seem to have sunk into your head, for example because you are tired, thin, or ill

hooded

adjective

hooded eyes have large eyelids that partly cover them, often giving them a threatening expression

lidded

adjective

with your eyes half closed

liquid

adjective

liquid eyes are clear and shiny

piggy

adjective

piggy eyes are small and not attractive

pop-eyed

adjective

having eyes that stick out

rheumy

adjective

rheumy eyes look red and wet because of illness, sadness, or old age

shuttered

adjective

used about someone’s eyes or expression when their eyes are partly closed, usually because they do not want to show what they are feeling or thinking

sunken

adjective

sunken eyes or cheeks curve inwards, often showing that someone is ill or old

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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