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cat, domestic cat, wild cat, alley cat, kittenView synonyms
- ‘You see ingenious ways to turn the wildcats at work into pussycats.’
- ‘It was spotted in a garden in Upper Rosses playing with two friendly pussycats.’
- ‘Tildy the pussycat is in a bit of a flap after these fluffy ducklings decided to set up home - in her fur!’
- ‘But when her sweet, sensitive side comes out, she's as gentle as a pussycat.’
- ‘If you did not like pictures of cuddly teddies and pussycats when you were carefree and childless, there is no good reason for you to like them now.’
- ‘From my third floor window, I watch pussycats patrolling their domain.’
- ‘It's more of a scarred old tomcat than a pussycat, but deserves a mention nonetheless.’
- ‘He did cute tinted drawings of pussycats, cupids, flowers and ladies' boots, with texts in a kind of ornamental handwriting.’
- ‘Today, the tigress is a pussycat, with occasional claws.’
- ‘So what if pussycats and tigers originate from the same species?’
- ‘Doctors talk of such cancers as being either pussycats or aggressive and invasive tigers.’
- ‘Well look out boys because when my little pussycat started doing that I had him altered the very next day.’
- ‘Along the way, he disturbs three sleeping pussycats.’
2A gentle, mild-mannered, or easy-going person.‘he may look scary, but people assure us he's really a pussycat’
- ‘In fact, of all the sweet, helpless little pussycats I've known in my life, hubby Rick has to top the list.’
- ‘Martin may have been vilified, but with his greying hair and creaky limbs, he is a pussycat in comparison to triggerhappy Barras.’
- ‘He finds Berkoff a pussycat to work with, despite his fearsome reputation.’
- ‘And despite her feisty on-screen image, she is a pussycat with a heart of gold, according to Tabby.’
- ‘As long as it's there, she doesn't try to get away with anything and she's a pussycat.’
- ‘The people on the other end of the phone when you have to call up to reactivate are going to be positive pussycats.’
- ‘The kids today are like pussycats compared with what we used to be like.’
- ‘But underneath it all, Dickie is a pussycat, a real nice fellow, who passed some of the same human qualities on to his son.’
- ‘If the people only knew him for the pussycat he is.’
- ‘Bob said: ‘He used to be quite a handful but now he's a pussycat.’’
- ‘Having branded the Lions as pussycats last weekend, New Zealand's Sunday papers were back on familiar ground this morning.’
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