Piggish
Piggish Pig"gish, a. Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy. [1913 Webster]

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  • piggish — index insatiable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • piggish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling a pig, especially in being unpleasant …   English terms dictionary

  • piggish — [pig′ish] adj. like a pig; gluttonous or filthy piggishly adv. piggishness n …   English World dictionary

  • piggish — adjective someone who is piggish eats too much or is dirty, or is unpleasant: piggish behaviour piggishly adverb piggishness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • piggish — adjective Date: 1820 1. of, relating to, or suggestive of a pig < a piggish snort > 2. having qualities associated with a pig • piggishly adverb • piggishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piggish — piggishly, adv. piggishness, n. /pig ish/, adj. 1. resembling a pig, esp. in being slovenly, greedy, or gluttonous: piggish table manners. 2. (of food portions) indecently large. 3. stubborn. [1810 20; PIG1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • piggish — adjective resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy piggish table manners the piggy fat cheeked little boy and his porcine pot bellied father swinish slavering over food • Syn: ↑hoggish, ↑piggy, ↑porcine, ↑swinish …   Useful english dictionary

  • piggish — adjective a) greedy or gluttonous b) pigheaded …   Wiktionary

  • piggish — Synonyms and related words: Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all devouring, asinine, avaricious, avid, beastly, bolting, bottomless, bovid, bovine, caprid, caprine, coveting, covetous, cowish, cowlike, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, deerlike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • piggish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. gluttonous; dirty, slovenly. See gluttony, uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. selfish, dirty, ravenous; see greedy 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Wanting to eat or drink more than… …   English dictionary for students

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