Definition of tigerish in English:

tigerish

Syllabification: ti·ger·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈtīgəriSH
 
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adjective

  • Resembling or likened to a tiger, especially in being fierce and determined: she was in a tigerish mood
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    • Otherwise why would Moin Khan, the wicket-keeper batsman of tigerish resolve on the cricket field, greet you with a warm, affectionate hug every time you met him?
    • The second half was barely a minute old when a tigerish Turley gave an indication that things were looking up - trying his luck from range with a curling effort that sailed not too far over the crossbar.
    • The tigerish midfielder has been one of the star's of Rovers' revival, particularly in the last few months since Hughes moved him into the centre.

Derivatives

tigerishly

adverb
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  • However, Sligo's defence was heroic, with the pack halting mauls on the line, and when the ball was released, the Sligo wing forwards and backs tackled tigerishly.
  • It came as Tallon fought tigerishly to win possession.
  • Rangers needed at least the point, and defended tigerishly to prevent a goal as Tarbert also sought the point to give them the point they required.

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