Goatish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Goatish Characteristic of a goat; goatlike. "Give your chaste body up to the embraces
      Of goatish lust."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • goatish Characteristic of or resembling a goat; hircine.
    • goatish Hence Wanton; lustful; salacious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Goatish resembling a goat, esp. in smell: lustful: wanton
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gát; Ger. geiss, Dut. geit.

Usage

In literature:

A goatish, man-faced rascal!
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
Goatish creatures with human faces, hornybrowed, lightly bearded and grey as india-rubber.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
There were times when fits of goatish, mischievous merriment would come upon Nijeradze.
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
It is a white-faced, lying beast, with a most goatish beard.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
His gray, goatish eye, was vigilant and.
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Ah, the goat-hoofed Satyr dancing there, drunk and leering, goatish in odour, unwashed and foul!
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The merry wholesome herds of neat feed down the meadows fair, 220 And all untended goatish flocks amid the herbage bite.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
These was likely boys if'n they was a leetle harum-scarum, but boys at the best is kinder goatish.
"Vacation with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
Such shameless neglect of angel morality, and yet such fidgetting about a goatish beard!
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Mason Locke Weems
An admirable evasion of a libertine to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
His face looked like that of a very old, very unhuman, and very goatish satyr.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
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In poetry:

Like fauns embossed in our domain,
We look abroad, and our calm eyes
Mark how the goatish gods of pain
Revel; and if by grim surprise
They break into our paradise,
Patient we build its beauty up again.
"Private Property" by Aldous Huxley

In news:

Preacher's kids face expectations of sheepish or goatish behavior, with little between (Soul Food).
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