[ UK /ˈa‍ʊlɪʃ/ ]
  1. resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance
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  • He saw instead a heavy, cruel, jowlish face, with eyelids hooded down over the eyes, and a square thrusting chin buttressed on a mass of jaw and suetty cheek that glistened with an oily shimmer. The Haunted Bookshop
  • The nutjobs did the screaming about ‘witchcraft’ in this day and age (little different than the Taliban in principle), and the secular politicians just looked owlishly at them and it (being the kookiest stuff) went ignored. Bush officials vs. J.K. Rowling: Were they seriously worried about 'Harry Potter' promoting witchcraft?! | EW.com
  • From 1955 to 1963, he was Chairman of the National Bank, an Irish clearing bank, again confounding those who took his owlish, academic demeanour at face value.
  • She was petite, with small features behind owlish glasses, and her short hair was clipped into salt-and-pepper waves. RUNNING FROM THE LAW
  • Bottom line: Outlines might be more suited to owlish writers, but they can be used effectively by hummingbirds like me, too. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » How pantsers can embrace the outline
  • the gentle-looking barrister peered owlishly around him
  • A scientist… the one who gave me my steroid shots, if I remember rightly… appeared, red-faced and out of breath, his owlish glasses askew on his wrinkled face.
  • The Canadian-born, "owlish" architect loses his cool with a reporter from the British newspaper the Curbed
  • Her eyes are huge, like something you would expect to see magnified behind thick owlish glasses, lovely and bright blue, the sapphire enhanced wonderfully by her ivory skin and dyed black bob.
  • The American nodded with a kind of owlish solemnity. Partners In Crime
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