currish

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cur·rish

 (kûr′ĭsh)
adj.
Snarling and bad-tempered.

cur′rish·ly adv.
cur′rish·ness adv.

currish

(ˈkɜːrɪʃ)
adj
of or like a cur; rude or bad-tempered
ˈcurrishly adv
ˈcurrishness n

cur•rish

(ˈkɜr ɪʃ)

adj.
1. of or resembling a cur; snarling.
2. contemptible; base.
[1425–75]
cur′rish•ly, adv.
cur′rish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.currish - base and cowardly
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
2.currish - resembling a cur; snarling and rude
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Translations

currish

adj (dated) behaviourhundsföttisch (dated)
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Much more provocative Shakespeare criticism is found in the fifth chapter's explanation of Shylock's currishness. Between the book's dual objectives of providing evidence of animals' stake in the early modern dispensation and subverting human presumptions of primacy in that dispensation, the former purpose is the bolder one and so Chapter Five returns the author to her best.