Definition of wolfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊlfɪʃ/


Resembling or likened to a wolf, especially in being rapacious, voracious, or lascivious: a wolfish grin
More example sentences
  • Innocent blondes, corrupted by wolfish brunettes with mannish haircuts and tight, tight sweaters, stare wide-eyed at the reader.
  • I felt the hungry, wolfish aspect to my gaze, but didn't try to hide it, as it played up and down over Cynthia's body.
  • But it seemed all wrong for the wolfish Nighy who one assumes would reach first base with a woman before the rest of the boys had got their boots on.
lascivious, lecherous, lustful, leering;
predatory, greedy, rapacious



Pronunciation: /ˈwʊlfɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • I already knew that, or thought I did until he added wolfishly: ‘You see, I quite often pray for people to die.’
  • Looking down at me, Tristan grinned slightly wolfishly as he said, ‘Well, it won't do to have you feeling lonely, now will it.’
  • ‘I don't know about you two, but I'm starving,’ he said, and grinned wolfishly, which caused us both to laugh.

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