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eye-rolling Syllabification: eye-roll·ing

Definition of eye-rolling in English:

noun

The action of rolling one’s eyes, typically as an expression of exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval: there’s been plenty of eye-rolling and head-shaking over the pronouncements
More example sentences
  • Even suggesting tentatively that she might like to empty the dishwasher can cause serious eye-rolling.
  • No amount of eye-rolling was going to convince my captors that I really didn't need to participate.
  • Watching the faces of the diggers in the background, I caught a lot of grinning and eye-rolling.

adjective

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Causing someone to roll their eyes in exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval: the lines are delivered with eye-rolling attempts at whimsy and satire
More example sentences
  • For all the talk about his poise and command, he really is given to making some eye-rolling statements.
  • Their love grows, and not in a Hollywood way, with fabricated scenarios and eye-rolling misunderstandings.
  • The comedy has some funny bits but relies on too many eye-rolling cliches for laughs.

Derivatives

eye-rollingly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • It's invariably going to be some eye-rollingly awful piece of quasi-mystical silliness.
  • Although their witty banter comes off as eye-rollingly bad in the advertising, it actually works within the context of the film, once you get settled into it.
  • The coincidences and chain of events that lead our three travelers to their crossroads never feel eye-rollingly contrived, but rather inspire more of a sense of realization, more of a "So that's how they meet!" reaction.

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