Currishness
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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  • currishness — currˈishness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cur …   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

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

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  • perversity — n 1. contrariness, contradictoriness, contradictiousness, Archaic. contrariousness, contrariety, contumaciousness, contumacity, contumacy, frowardness, seditiousness, refractoriness, querulousness; waywardness, disobedience, intransigence,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • roguery — n 1. knavishness, rascality, roguishness, churlishness; villainy, miscreancy, reprobacy, incor rigibleness; blackguardism, currishness, caddishness, dastardliness, quackery, Archaic. quacksalvery, mountebankery, charlatanism; imposture,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • touchiness — adj 1. tetchiness, testiness, irritability, edginess, snappishness, nervousness; irascibility, cholericness, petulance, Rare. petulancy; grouchiness, grumpiness, crankiness, crabbiness, crotchetiness, crossness, crabbedness; churlishness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • currish — /ˈkɜrɪʃ/ (say kerrish) adjective 1. of or relating to a cur. 2. cur like; snarling; quarrelsome. 3. contemptible. –currishly, adverb –currishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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