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[woo l-fish]
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  1. resembling a wolf, as in form or characteristics.
  2. characteristic of or befitting a wolf; fiercely rapacious.
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Origin of wolfish

First recorded in 1560–70; wolf + -ish1
Related formswolf·ish·ly, adverbwolf·ish·ness, noun
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Related Words for wolfish

rapacious, voracious, greedy, marauding, insatiable, ferocious, unrelenting, barbarous, murderous, ruthless, atrocious, inhuman, brutal, bloody, fierce, violent, cold-blooded, sadistic, destructive, relentless

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Historical Examples of wolfish

  • The bristling mane, so thick and wolfish, fairly quivered in its rigidity.

    The Hound From The North

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The ocean wind tore at the windows with wolfish claws, savage to enter.

    Wayside Courtships

    Hamlin Garland

  • "You're not going to get a complete inspection, Buster," he said with a wolfish grin.

    By Proxy

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The sudden, wolfish gleam in his eyes had told her that he meant what he said.

    Brand Blotters

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Dogged and wolfish as he was, the man knew his master, and was cowed.

    Brand Blotters

    William MacLeod Raine