hoggish
adjective Date: 15th century grossly selfish, gluttonous, or filthy • hoggishly adverbhoggishness noun

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  • 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

  • hoggish — index insatiable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hoggish — gluttonous, late 15c., from HOG (Cf. hog) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Hoggishly; hoggishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoggish — [hôg′ish] adj. like a hog; very selfish, greedy, coarse, or filthy hoggishly adv. hoggishness n …   English World dictionary

  • hoggish — hog ► NOUN 1) a pig, especially a castrated male reared for slaughter. 2) informal a greedy person. ► VERB (hogged, hogging) informal ▪ take or hoard selfishly. ● go the whole hog Cf. ↑ …   English terms 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

  • hoggish — adjective a) Having the characteristics of a pig b) Having a gluttonous appetite …   Wiktionary

  • hoggish — Synonyms and related words: Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all devouring, asinine, avaricious, avid, beastly, bolting, bottomless, bovid, bovine, caprid, caprine, coveting, covetous, cowish, cowlike, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, deerlike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hoggish — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Squalid] Syn. smelly, foul, unclean; see dirty 1 , squalid . 2. [Greedy] Syn. grasping, rapacious, gluttonous; see greedy 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably… …   English dictionary for students

  • hoggish — hog·gish || hÉ‘gɪʃ / hÉ’g adj. piggish, crude, selfish …   English contemporary dictionary

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