Definition of Owlish

1. Adjective. Resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance.

Similar to: Wise



Definition of Owlish

1. a. Resembling, or characteristic of, an owl.

Definition of Owlish

1. Adjective. resembling or characteristic of an owl ¹

2. Adjective. wise and solemn ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Owlish

1. resembling an owl [adj] : OWLISHLY [adv] - See also: owl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Owlish

owlbears
owlclaws
owld
owled
owler
owleries
owlers
owlery
owlet
owlet moth
owlets
owlier
owliest
owliness
owling
owlish (current term)
owlishly
owlishness
owlishnesses
owlism
owllight
owllike
owls
owly
owly-eyed
owly eied
own
own(a)
own controls
own goal

Literary usage of Owlish

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1877)
"There is not much of the owlish face in our Surnia. The facial disk, so prominent an owlish trait, is by no means marked. Still, for all his looks and ways, ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1850)
"The owlish man spies him from afar, and sets off after him in a loping trot, ... Then the owlish man resolves, in his grievous disappointment, ..."

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