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tigerish

[tahy-ger-ish] /ˈtaɪ gər ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
2.
fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.
Also, tigrish.
Origin of tigerish
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; tiger + -ish1
Related forms
tigerishly, adverb
tigerishness, noun
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  • He put his hand over the tigerish pain that was beginning to reach his heart.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • She turned on him with a tigerish glare in her splendid eyes.

    Kathleen's Diamonds Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • She stopped and turned about with a swift, tigerish twist of her lithe body.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • He has a light sort of walk like a cat, and a tigerish way with him all over.

    Redskin and Cow-Boy

    G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
  • The sight of the hot food and drink roused her to a tigerish activity.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • The two assassins crouched in their ambush, a tigerish glare in their eyes.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • Beautiful as the face was, it had a tigerish look about it at that moment.

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

    Footsteps of Fate Louis Couperus
  • His tremendous strength was no less astounding than his tigerish agility.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy
  • And the handsome face of the maharajah took on a tigerish look.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser

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