(redirected from doggishly)


 (dô′gĭsh, dŏg′ĭsh)
1. Relating to or suggestive of a dog.
2. Surly; gruff.
3. Informal Showily stylish.

dog′gish·ly adv.


1. (Zoology) of or like a dog
2. surly; snappish
ˈdoggishly adv
ˈdoggishness n


(ˈdɔ gɪʃ, ˈdɒg ɪʃ)

1. like a dog; canine.
2. surly; mean.
3. stylish and showy.
dog′gish•ly, adv.
dog′gish•ness, n.
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Bones remembers Willy, in a psychotic episode, somewhat doggishly "eating a bowl of his own excrement" and that generally "he stank and drooled," perhaps recalling the early nineteenth-century vision of the psychiatric asylum as a menagerie, although Mr.
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