Definition of tigerish in English:



  • Resembling or likened to a tiger, especially in being fierce and determined.

    ‘she was in a tigerish mood’
    • ‘However, a hungrier and more tigerish Donoughmore side held out to reach their second All-Ireland club final in three years.’
    • ‘After being let down by its batsmen in the afternoon, India Cements bowled with discipline on a surface lacking in bounce, and fielded with a tigerish resolve to win by eight runs.’
    • ‘The tigerish midfielder has been one of the star's of Rovers' revival, particularly in the last few months since Hughes moved him into the centre.’
    • ‘The second half was barely a minute old when a tigerish Turley gave an indication that things were looking up - trying his luck from range with a curling effort that sailed not too far over the crossbar.’
    • ‘The United manager shares none of his enthusiasm for strapping defenders protected by tigerish, sitting midfielders.’
    • ‘They were tigerish full backs and O'Mahony found time to raid down the left flank and prove an attacking threat.’
    • ‘He added his usual tigerish bite to an unfamiliar midfield role, but Leeds were frustratingly off-colour again.’
    • ‘The effort gave his team a 20-16 advantage over the tigerish Cincinnati Bengals.’
    • ‘Aided by a tigerish back row, the Scottish players put their bodies on the line in a heartening show of courage and commitment.’
    • ‘They kicked a fair number of wides but then they were under pressure by a tigerish St Peters back line, who took no prisoners.’
    • ‘They were tigerish and willing throughout but O'Rourke was keen to spread the praise still further.’
    • ‘After 12 years as a full time employee on the Villa Park staff, the tigerish midfielder is part of the furniture and confesses that he almost acts as an unofficial tourist guide.’
    • ‘Otherwise why would Moin Khan, the wicket-keeper batsman of tigerish resolve on the cricket field, greet you with a warm, affectionate hug every time you met him?’
    • ‘The hallmark of their play was their tigerish tackling.’
    • ‘City's tigerish 21-year-old is back in training after a year out with a cruciate injury.’
    • ‘City's tigerish midfielder played half of yesterday's private friendly with Premiership Bolton.’
    • ‘In contrast to their tigerish first-half, City United were a suppressed force in the second period.’
    • ‘It is not the reality of a tigerish emerald economy or Ireland's high-tech silicon glens.’
    • ‘Kavanagh was at his best with his renowned tigerish style of totally committed football on the other wing.’
    • ‘Price feels the chief reasons for the low-scoring have been the superb greens, and the absence of tigerish rough.’
    brutal, brutish, vicious, violent, bloody, barbarous, barbaric, savage, sadistic, ruthless, remorseless, cruel, pitiless, merciless, heartless, bloodthirsty, murderous, wolfish
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