bespectacled

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From be- +‎ spectacle +‎ -ed.

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bespectacled (comparative more bespectacled, superlative most bespectacled)

  1. Wearing spectacles (glasses).
    • 1917, Jack London, Jerry of the Islands, ch. 24,
      The Commissioner, ascetic-looking, an Oxford graduate, narrow-shouldered and elderly, tired-eyed and bespectacled like the scholar he was, like the scientist he was, shrugged his shoulders.
    • 2002, Steven Barclay, A Place in the World Called Paris, page 149
      The choristers were as bespectacled as the audience. Are Protestants more bespectacled than Catholics because of too much Bible reading?

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