Definition of Tigerish

1. Adjective. Resembling a tiger in fierceness and lack of mercy. "A tigerish fury"

Similar to: Merciless, Unmerciful



Definition of Tigerish

1. a. Like a tiger; tigrish.

Definition of Tigerish

1. Adjective. having the characteristics of a tiger ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tigerish

1. resembling a tiger [adj] - See also: tiger

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tigerish

tiger prawn
tiger prawns
tiger rattlesnake
tiger salamander
tiger shark
tiger sharks
tiger snake
tiger team
tiger teams
tigerdom
tigereye
tigereyes
tigerfish
tigerhood
tigerine
tigerish (current term)
tigerishly
tigerishness
tigerishnesses
tigerism
tigerisms
tigerlike
tigerly
tigers
tigerstripe
tigerstripes
tigerwood
tigery
tiges
tigged

Literary usage of Tigerish

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1. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"A tigerish Orang-Utan.—Curiosities in Gardening. THE twentieth of May found us steaming down the Strait of Malacca, close along the shore of the Malay ..."

2. The Equilibration of Human Aptitudes and Powers of Adaptation by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1895)
"... together in Communal Harmony—In Society they Conflict with Each Other—tigerish Ferocity—Reciprocal Nature of the Functions of Both—Under Competition it ..."

3. Notes of the Visits to India of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales by Joseph Fayrer (1879)
"It was one of the wildest, most tigerish places I have ever seen. Had we come in the ordinary way, with three or four howdahs and twenty or thirty elephants ..."

4. The Esoteric: A Magazine of Advanced and Practical Esoteric Thought edited by Hiram Erastus Butler (1888)
"We do not term the tigerish thirst for the blood of the lamb, love. Why should the tigerish seizing upon the agreeable, enjoyable life forces of one of the ..."

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