piggishness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piggishness an excessive desire for food
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n piggishness The character of being piggish; especially, greediness.
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Usage

In literature:

Of what use or sense is an immortality of piggishness?
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
I can't put a finger to no such piggishness.
"The Ebb-Tide A Trio And Quartette" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
What I mean is only that I got scent of the unbelievable piggishness our leading men had been responsible for down at the Baths.
"An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen
What drunken piggishness is this?
"Susy, A Story of the Plains" by Bret Harte
Perhaps she resented having behaved so piggishly at the station the day we came, and meant to take it out of Miss Shirley and myself.
"Fennel and Rue" by William Dean Howells
It was piggish of you, Pin, perfectly piggish!
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
She became conscious of his piggish habits.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
At the same time he could not endure Russian history, and, indeed, looked upon Russian customs in general as more or less piggish.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I'll sing you 'That Piggish Child.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
What was the use of all that noise and crowding and piggish hurry?
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
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In news:

Berlusconi's piggish behavior is the last straw for Italian women, who vow to end a culture of moldy machismo.
He does call the app "piggish," "creepy," and "crude" but does not go so far as to call it " sexist " or go into detail on just what makes the app piggish, creepy, and crude.
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