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tigerish

[tahy-ger-ish]
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  1. tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
  2. fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.
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Also tigrish.

Origin of tigerish

First recorded in 1565–75; tiger + -ish1
Related formsti·ger·ish·ly, adverbti·ger·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for tigerish

Historical Examples

  • 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