Part of speech: adjective

Like an owl; grave; stupid. .

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Usage examples "owlish":

  1. The thing got up with the promptitude of an animal, and turning round offered the spectacle of two owlish eyes and a huge grey- and- white beard not unlike the plumage of an owl. - "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
  2. He was an owlish looking creature, but there were garrulous wrinkles about his eyes and lips which determined me to treat him civilly. - "First Person Paramount", Ambrose Pratt.
  3. He gave me an owlish look. - "The Right Time", Walter Bupp.