piggish


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pig·gish

 (pĭg′ĭsh)
adj.
Resembling or characteristic of a pig, as in being greedy or stubborn: a piggish grunt; a piggish appetite.

pig′gish·ly adv.
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piggish

(ˈpɪɡɪʃ)
adj
1. like a pig, esp in appetite or manners
2. informal chiefly Brit obstinate or mean
ˈpiggishly adv
ˈpiggishness n
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pig•gish

(ˈpɪg ɪʃ)

adj.
1. greedy; gluttonous.
2. stubborn.
[1810–20]
pig′gish•ly, adv.
pig′gish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piggish - resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy; "piggish table manners"; "the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father"; "swinish slavering over food"
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"
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piggish

adjective
Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
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Translations

piggish

[ˈpɪgɪʃ] ADJ (in manners) → cochino, puerco; (= greedy) → glotón; (= stubborn) → tozudo, testarudo
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piggish

adj
eyes, faceSchweins-
(= greedy)gefräßig; personverfressen (inf), → gefräßig; appetiteunmäßig, kannibalisch; (= dirty)saumäßig (inf); (= nasty)fies (inf), → schweinisch (inf); (= stubborn)fies (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
To be piggish as you and I have been all our lives does not seem to be just the thing for immortals to be doing.
"It looks very splendid there, but I feel piggish to have it.
An ugly, piggish, or fishy eye, now, makes me feel quite ill; it's like a bad smell."
You are piggish and acquisitive, but the magic of your phrases leads you to believe that you are patriotic.
As in the preface, Gunn's Moly (and its supercharged, "psychedelic air") serves as the occasion here for the older Duncan to reenact in a way his own primal scene of instruction/initiation, although the associations here ("dumb illiterate / Underbeing of Man, where / violence at last comes home riding / the piggish meat" [72]) are even more unsettling and brutish than those in the melancholy and desolate preface.
She weathered a storm of lame pickup lines ("It's really piggish," she says), but she eventually began messaging with a young man she thought was a sincere prospect.
It's a typical joke in a film of broad strokes and heavy ironies -- but the cast is very watchable, led by Joel Edgerton (his real-life brother Nash directed) as a piggish corporate type, Charlize Theron as his Machiavellian second-in-command and Sharlto Copley as Joel's scruffy bro, a former assassin turned aid worker.
It's also a pointed reminder to the Speaker, even if he survives, not to be too piggish in the company of piglets.
It arrived , but along side the three eggs, fresh spinach, mushrooms, sauted zucchini and squash, diced tomatoes, and melted Swiss cheese promised on the menu, Montgomery was in for a piggish surprise: bits of bacon.
But, at some point, the social reflex kicks in, telling us: "Best stop now, otherwise we might look terribly piggish."
Such is the nature of Luther's piggish, soiled Shemhamphorash, that if it were written by a swine's shepherd and not a sublime shepherd of souls, it might deserve some pardon.
piggish. So sometimes they feed a bit late, which is what we hoped for.