piggishness
noun see piggish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piggishness — noun The quality of being like a pig in ones character; greediness, boorishness, or obstinacy. The man was a glutton; his piggishness was legendary …   Wiktionary

  • piggishness — See piggishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • piggishness — pɪgɪʃnɪs n. resemblance to a pig, hoggishness; filthiness, dirtiness …   English contemporary dictionary

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

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

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

  • 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

  • avarice — Synonyms and related words: acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, cheapness, closefistedness, closeness, covetousness, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, envy, frenzy of desire, frugality, fury of desire …   Moby Thesaurus

  • avidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire …   Moby Thesaurus

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