from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Set with carbuncles (red precious stones).
  • adj. Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Set with carbuncles.
  • adj. Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Set with carbuncles.
  • Afflicted with carbuncle, or having the color of a carbuncle; glowing like a carbuncle, as from drink: as, “a carbuncled face,” Brome, The Good Fellow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
  • adj. set with carbuncles


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carbuncle +‎ -ed


  • On a clear day she could even make out the great Metropolis to the south, a kingdom she had read was crafted entirely from a million glittering shards of glass, a translucent spectacle that was the new wonder of the civilised world, a world away from her gnarly, carbuncled mountains, with sturdy rock pigeons the only neighbours of her craggy roost, resplendent in their iridescent blue and purple coats.

    an urban fairy story - the new gothic?

  • We aim to create a real space for discussing, engaging and enjoying perhaps occasionally even campaigning for the multilayered complexities of a city that is comfortable to wear its carbuncled heart on its sleeve.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • His aunt took him to see Dr. Ignacio Sebrango, a pulmonary specialist with carbuncled arms, who said that Enrique's condition was psychological and had nothing to do with the excellent health of his lungs.

    ‘A Handbook to Luck’

  • The Administration and the Congress have a responsibility to negotiate legislation, and we can only hope it isn't carbuncled to a point that makes it impossible for Treasury to hold a decent mortgage-backed securities auction, or allow markets to clear.

    The Candidates Vote 'Present'

  • He was about fifty years of age, with a carbuncled countenance, high but narrow forehead, grey eyebrows, and small, malignant grey eyes.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • And when he suggested in a whisper that perhaps the circumstance need not be mentioned to Mrs. Masters, Nickem winked again and put his fore-finger to the side of his big carbuncled nose.

    The American Senator

  • He had indeed all the outward signs of a sot; a sleepy eye, a rubicund face, and carbuncled nose.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • The bar-owner with carbuncled cheeks had known him for years and the final edition of the paper was spread out in front of him.

    Maigret's Little Joke

  • While at that work, Jarvis exclaimed, "I shall secure him to a nicety, if I am so fortunate as to get plaster enough for his carbuncled nose."

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • Let us, then, try to forget the carbuncled nose, the snuffy waistcoat, the unorthodox sneer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859


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