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Lustful; libidinous.

rut′tish·ly adv.
rut′tish·ness n.


1. (Zoology) (of an animal) in a condition of rut
2. lascivious or salacious
ˈruttishly adv
ˈruttishness n


(ˈrʌt ɪʃ)

salacious; lustful.
[1595–1605; rut2 + -ish1]
rut′tish•ly, adv.
rut′tish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruttish - feeling great sexual desireruttish - feeling great sexual desire; "feeling horny"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
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Erndl points out in her essay, "The Mutilation of Surpanakha," in the Sanskrit version the meeting between the exiled prince and the wandering Surpanakha is a single encounter that ends with Rama ordering his brother Lakshmana to "[m]utilate this ugly, unvirtuous, extremely ruttish, great-bellied raksasi" (71).
In his affairs, too, Cooper was every bit as thoughtful as he was ruttish.
is translated as "and became ruttish in response to the embraces" (93), a rendition which nicely communicates the goatherd's sexual excitement, as well as assimilating it to that of the billy-goats described a few lines earlier, and paving the way for Daphnis' goat-sex mimesis; however, while the goats may get their oats, poor Daphnis is again left wanting.