Currishly
Currish Cur"rish (k?r"r?sh), a. [From {Cur}.] Having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal. [1913 Webster]

Thy currish spirit Governed a wolf. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Some currish plot, -- some trick. --Lockhart. -- {Cur"rish*ly}, adv. -- {Cur"rish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • currishly — adverb see currish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • currishly — See currish. * * * …   Universalium

  • currishly — adverb In a currish manner; like a cur or knave …   Wiktionary

  • currishly — cur·rish·ly …   English syllables

  • currishly — adverb in a currish manner; meanspiritedly he behaved ignobly • Syn: ↑ignobly • Derived from adjective: ↑ignoble (for: ↑ignobly), ↑currish …   Useful english dictionary

  • currish — currishly, adv. currishness, n. /kerr ish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a cur. 2. curlike; snarling; quarrelsome. 3. contemptible; base. [1425 75; late ME kuresshe. See CUR, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ignobly — adverb in a currish manner; meanspiritedly he behaved ignobly • Syn: ↑currishly • Derived from adjective: ↑ignoble, ↑currish (for: ↑currishly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • currish — adjective Date: 15th century 1. ignoble 2. resembling a cur ; mongrel • currishly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • currish — [ kə:rɪʃ] adjective archaic like a cur; bad tempered. Derivatives currishly adverb currishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • briefly — adv 1. momentarily, temporarily, shortly, swiftly, briskly, suddenly, quickly; hastily, cursorily, perfunctorily, hurriedly. 2. concisely, succinctly, straightforwardly, emphatically, pointedly, directly; condensedly, compressedly, contractedly,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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