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[tahy-ger-ish] /ˈtaɪ gər ɪʃ/
tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.
Also, tigrish.
Origin of tigerish
First recorded in 1565-75; tiger + -ish1
Related forms
tigerishly, adverb
tigerishness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was an ignoble love, tigerish and animal, which would evanesce long before her youth and beauty had faded away.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • He put his hand over the tigerish pain that was beginning to reach his heart.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • Grant saw a tigerish gleam of triumph in the others eyes as his right hand whipped back to the holster on his hip.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • She turned on him with a tigerish glare in her splendid eyes.

    Kathleen's Diamonds Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • There was a tigerish note in the utterance of this horrible paean which might well have made the white spectators shudder.

  • And he doubled his right fist and raised it like a hammer, with a tigerish roar.

    Footsteps of Fate Louis Couperus
  • For just an instant the horse crouched low and waited—then shot into the air with a tigerish bound and fell stiff-legged.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • His tremendous strength was no less astounding than his tigerish agility.

    The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
  • For once her efforts were baffled and she met a resistance which all the tigerish ferocity of her nature could not overcome.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • Then slowly his eyes kindled into the tawny gleam of a tigerish light.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck

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