English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'squint'

(verb) 
Definition
to glance sideways
The girl squinted at the photograph.
Synonyms
peer
I peered ahead and saw them on the causeway.
She peered intently through the window.
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screw up your eyes
,
narrow your eyes
,
look through narrowed eyes
(verb) 
Definition
to have eyes which face in different directions
Synonyms
have a squint
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be cross-eyed
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be boss-eyed
(noun) 
Definition
an eye disorder in which one or both eyes turn inwards or outwards from the nose
She had a bad squint in her right eye.
Synonyms
cross eyes
,
strabismus
(noun) 
Definition
a quick look
They have waited a long time to have a squint inside my lovely shed.
Synonyms
look
She took a last look in the mirror.
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glimpse
The fans waited outside the hotel to get a glimpse of their heroine.
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peek
I had a quick peek into the bedroom.
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glance
She stole a quick glance at her watch.
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butcher's (British, slang)
,
gander (informal)
,
look-see (slang)
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shufti (British, slang, informal)
(adjective) 
Definition
not straight
(informal) 
Synonyms
crooked
He gave her a crooked grin.
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awry
His dark hair was all awry.
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askew
She stood there, hat askew.
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off-centre
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cockeyed (informal)
Dusty photographs were hanging at cockeyed angles on the walls.
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skew-whiff (informal)
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Opposites
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in line
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aligned
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of askew
Definition
towards one side
She stood there, hat askew.
Synonyms
off-centre,
cockeyed (informal),
skewwhiff (British, informal)
in the sense of awry
Definition
with a twist to one side
His dark hair was all awry.
Synonyms
to one side,
off course,
out of line,
off-centre,
cockeyed (informal),
misaligned,
out of true,
skew-whiff (informal)
in the sense of cockeyed
Definition
crooked or askew
Dusty photographs were hanging at cockeyed angles on the walls.
Synonyms
squint (informal),
skewwhiff (British, informal)

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