adjectivedated or offensive
- Each story-poem is illustrated by pen-and-ink drawings or sepia watercolors that realistically represent the characters' Negroid physicality.
- They were dark skinned, had Negroid features, and were named Negritoes by the Spanish.
- Craniologists who studied the skulls of the Ancient Egyptians insisted that they were not Negro, and that whenever obviously Negroid skulls were found must have been those of the slaves of the Ancient Egyptians.
The term Negroid belongs to a set of terms introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to categorize human races. Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types, and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided. See Mongoloid (usage).
Definition of Negroid in:
- The US English dictionary