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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Against this backdrop of condemned dogs swinging on the gallows, Shylock's currishness becomes as much a jurisprudential quality--a sign of his subjection to the law--as it is a step down the Chain of Being.