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Negroid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj negroid characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race "negroid features"
    • n Negroid a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Negroid A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races.
    • Negroid Characteristic of the negro.
    • Negroid Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Negroid Resembling or akin to the negroes. Also negroöid.
    • n Negroid An individual of a negroid race, such as those of Micronesia, the Negritos of the Philippine Islands, and the mixed tribes of northeastern Africa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Negro, + -oid,

Usage

In literature:

The nose was straight and narrow, the lips full, yet not of the negroid type.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
Its inhabitants were dark-skinned, but rather more like our Indians than Negroid races.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
They could distinguish, amid mirth unmistakably negroid, a beautiful contralto voice demanding.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
He was slightly above middle height, very dark, though not negroid.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Even when there is a difficulty in fixing the place of this negroid blush, it is perceptibly there.
"London Impressions" by Alice Meynell
But let us allow the Negroid the benefit of the doubt and accord him the fullest credit.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
The second race, the race of the Grimaldi cave remains, was distinctly negroid in its characters.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The chiefs are fairer, much better-looking, and of a less negroid type of face than the people.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
The hair is commonly curly or wavy and may be almost straight, while the features are not uncommonly absolutely non-Negroid.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
The average Fanti is of a dull brown colour, of medium height, with negroid features.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
He saw instead a face of the clean-cut Aryan type with scarcely a trace of negroid character.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
In some ways resembling the Negro dialects, it betrays non-Negroid influences in the use of suffixes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
All the peoples of southern Asia, however, are darkened by this ancient negroid strain.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
Negroid peoples may be said to be intermediate, but usually incline to hairlessness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
The Nubians appear akin to the Egyptians but with a strong Negroid element.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
The Solomon Islanders are surprising with somewhat less Negroid hair form than the Fijians.
"A Racial Study of the Fijians" by Norman E. Gabel
In truth, the civilization of the South was being changed from white to negroid.
"The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences" by Hilary Abner Herbert
It is a bit of Africa, as Negroid in aspect as any district you are likely to visit in the South.
"Half a Man" by Mary White Ovington
Their features are markedly negroid, though their skin is less black than that of many negro peoples.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
The natives are yellow in color, but not negroid.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

Behold my hair twisting and going black.
Behold my eyes turn tawny yellow
Negroid;
See the milk of northern spume
Coagulating and going black in my veins
Aromatic as frankincense.
"Tropic" by D H Lawrence

In news:

The Texas shopper was offended that someone "negroidal" bagged his groceries.
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