tigerishly
adverb see tiger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tigerishly — adverb In a tigerish way …   Wiktionary

  • tigerishly — ti·ger·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • tigerishly — adverb see tigerish * * * tiˈgerishly or tīˈgrishly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑tiger …   Useful english dictionary

  • tigerish — tigerishly, adv. tigerishness, n. /tuy geuhr ish/, adj. 1. tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration. 2. fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless. Also, tigrish. [1565 75; TIGER + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tiger — noun (plural tigers) Etymology: Middle English tigre, from Old English tiger & Anglo French tigre, both from Latin tigris, from Greek, probably of Iranian origin; akin to Avestan tighra pointed; akin to Greek stizein to tattoo more at stick Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tiger — noun 1》 a very large solitary cat with a yellow brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia. [Panthera tigris.] 2》 used in names of tiger moths and striped butterflies, e.g. scarlet tiger, plain tiger. 3》 (also tiger economy) a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tigerish — /ˈtaɪgərɪʃ/ (say tuyguhrish) adjective 1. tiger like. 2. fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless. Also, tigrish. {tiger1 + ish1} –tigerishly, adverb –tigerishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiercely — [adv] violently, menacingly angrily, awfully, boldly, brutally, ferociously, forcefully, forcibly, frantically, frenziedly, frighteningly, furiously, hard, horribly, impetuously, in a frenzy, irresistibly, like cats and dogs*, madly,… …   New thesaurus

  • tiger — n. 1 a large Asian flesh eating feline, Panthera tigris, having a yellow brown coat with black stripes. 2 a fierce, energetic, or formidable person. Phrases and idioms: tiger beetle any flesh eating beetle of the family Cicindelidae, with spotted …   Useful english dictionary

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