hoggishness
noun see hoggish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hoggishness — Hoggish Hog gish, a. Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish. {Hog gish*ly}, adv. {Hog gish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Is not a hoggish life the height of some men s wishes? Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoggishness — See hoggishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoggishness — n. piggishness, rudeness, crudeness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoggishness — hog·gish·ness …   English syllables

  • hoggishness — noun an excessive desire for food • Syn: ↑greediness, ↑piggishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑piggish (for: ↑piggishness), ↑hoggish, ↑greedy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hard and soft G — A hard g vs. a soft g is a feature that occurs in many languages, including English, in which two distinct major sounds (phonemes) are represented by the Latin letter g . A hard g is typically (but not always) pronounced as a voiced plosive,… …   Wikipedia

  • greediness — noun 1. an excessive desire for food • Syn: ↑hoggishness, ↑piggishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑piggish (for: ↑piggishness), ↑hoggish (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • piggishness — noun an excessive desire for food • Syn: ↑greediness, ↑hoggishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑piggish, ↑hoggish (for: ↑hoggishness), ↑greedy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoggish — adjective Date: 15th century grossly selfish, gluttonous, or filthy • hoggishly adverb • hoggishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoggish — hoggishly, adv. hoggishness, n. /haw gish, hog ish/, adj. 1. like or befitting a hog. 2. selfish; gluttonous; filthy. [1425 75; late ME. See HOG, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

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