Definition of piggish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪɡɪʃ/


Resembling a pig, especially in being unpleasant: this would be a piggish way to treat him
More example sentences
  • They are so good in fact, that they'll make you so greedy and piggish that you'll eat two in one sitting and feel sick.
  • I was startled in the UK at the piggish drinking habits of my colleagues, and eventually realised it was because they were trying to knock back as much as possible before 11.
  • This is piggish behaviour, yet his women, even when they leave him or he leaves them, never seem to criticise him very much, and that's enough to make anyone cheerful, even in late middle age.



Example sentences
  • You can play like an angel at the back (as I always do personally) and no one will ever know: you can even play fairly piggishly and only your desk-partner will know for sure.
  • Her brother-in-law Uncle Bob, once a politician with some ideals, is now a drunken wastrel with a bad stomach who still lurches after women, and eats piggishly.
  • It’s hard every year to put aside the feelings of guilt over eating piggishly for a week or so.


Pronunciation: /ˈpɪɡɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • Some do a better job of controlling their pigishness than others, but they are still pigs at heart.
  • But there's a certain piggishness involved here.
  • Avarice is bad when it turns to piggishness and selfishness and not caring for your fellow human being, or when it turns to the sins of jealousy, theft, cheating in business, or even murder.

Words that rhyme with piggish

biggish, priggish, whiggish

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Line breaks: pig|gish

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