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Lustful; libidinous.

rut′tish·ly adv.
rut′tish·ness n.


1. (Zoology) (of an animal) in a condition of rut
2. lascivious or salacious
ˈruttishly adv
ˈruttishness n


(ˈrʌt ɪʃ)

salacious; lustful.
[1595–1605; rut2 + -ish1]
rut′tish•ly, adv.
rut′tish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruttish - feeling great sexual desireruttish - feeling great sexual desire; "feeling horny"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
References in periodicals archive ?
"This scene sees Parolles {a companion] describing Bertram as 'ruttish', a word whose only other occurrence as an adjective is in Middleton's The Phoenix," he said.
Erndl points out in her essay, "The Mutilation of Surpanakha," in the Sanskrit version the meeting between the exiled prince and the wandering Surpanakha is a single encounter that ends with Rama ordering his brother Lakshmana to "[m]utilate this ugly, unvirtuous, extremely ruttish, great-bellied raksasi" (71).
In his affairs, too, Cooper was every bit as thoughtful as he was ruttish. Diana, secure in his deepest affections, countenanced most of the affairs, and on the few occasions when one got messy or caused her distress he felt awful.