wolfish


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wolf·ish

 (wo͝ol′fĭsh)
adj.
1. Of or relating to wolves.
2.
a. Suggestive of or resembling a wolf.
b. Fierce or rapacious.

wolf′ish·ly adv.
wolf′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wolfish - resembling or characteristic (or considered characteristic) of a wolf; "ran in wolflike packs"; "wolfish rapacity"
2.wolfish - devouring or craving food in great quantitieswolfish - devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

wolfish

adjective
Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
Translations

wolfish

[ˈwʊlfɪʃ] ADJlobuno

wolfish

adj grin, lookanzüglich

wolfish

[ˈwʊlfɪʃ] adj (features, appetite) → da lupo (fig) (grin, ideas) → feroce
References in classic literature ?
No more my splintered heart and maddened hand were turned against the wolfish world.
no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word--the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
He's not a rough diamond - a pearl-containing oyster of a rustic: he's a fierce, pitiless, wolfish man.
She was a terrible old woman with those straight, white wolfish eye-brows.
He was terribly changed; gaunt, wolfish, and spoke like a madman.
Martin shook his head, but he had failed to keep back the wolfish, hungry look that leapt into his eyes at the suggestion of dinner.
Down the frozen waterway toiled a string of wolfish dogs.
He heard the wolfish snarling and yelping of strange dogs and the sound of voices.
The Lincoln hills rose up around me at the extremity of a snowy plain, in which I did not remember to have stood before; and the fishermen, at an indeterminable distance over the ice, moving slowly about with their wolfish dogs, passed for sealers, or Esquimaux, or in misty weather loomed like fabulous creatures, and I did not know whether they were giants or pygmies.
Certainly there was something hardly human about the colonel's wolfish pursuit of pleasure, and his chronic resolution not to go home till morning had a touch of the hideous clarity of insomnia.
He had never seen dogs fight as these wolfish creatures fought, and his first experience taught him an unforgetable lesson.
Ascend these pitch-dark stairs, heedful of a false footing on the trembling boards, and grope your way with me into this wolfish den, where neither ray of light nor breath of air, appears to come.