Definition of beady-eyed in English:


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1Having small, round, gleaming eyes: a beady-eyed chicken
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  • ‘The train is never late,’ jokes the beady-eyed black-bearded station master as we wait in the middle of the Corsican mountains for it to arrive, ‘but the timetable is often a little wrong.’
  • He appeared in real life as I had seen him in photos: beady-eyed, with dark matted hair and a free-growing beard, always seeming to wear the cumbersome jacket with a hood that is much beloved of movie directors.
  • In this remake of the Argentine caper Nine Queens, the great John C. Reilly manages to imbue his pudgy, beady-eyed grifter Richard Gaddis with an offbeat élan.
1.1Keenly observant, typically in a sinister or hostile way: beady-eyed security guards uniformed guards view you with beady-eyed suspicion
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  • You'd think such a guy might ring a few warning bells - and not only with her adoring, beady-eyed dad.
  • Beady-eyed clients, once known to turn a blind eye to the occasional indiscretion from their agencies, no longer stand for it.
  • Commercial property is bought and sold without emotion by beady-eyed finance professionals who weigh the opportunity cost of the money they invest; residential properties are often bought for emotional reasons.

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