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Whiggish

[ hwig-ish, wig- ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Whigs or Whiggism.
  2. inclined to Whiggism.


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Other Words From

  • Whiggish·ly adverb
  • Whiggish·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Whiggish1

First recorded in 1670–80; Whig + -ish 1

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Example Sentences

Finally, Obama weighed in with his teleological view of the historical process, revealing a rather optimistic and Whiggish view.

Although, therefore, the class might be Whiggish, it did not share the strongest revolutionary passions.

A poem is come out to-day inscribed to me, by way of a flirt; for it is a Whiggish poem, and good for nothing.

What might have been if our fanatic Whiggish statesmen continued, God only knows; but we hope we are out of fear of that now.

Instead Whig armies, and a slow Whiggish buzzing beginning through all the country.

What kind of Whiggish, canting talk is this, for the house of Cluny Macpherson?

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