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Belonging to or characteristic of a prostitute.‘a sort of whorish pink’
unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, fraudulent, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, unfair, underhand, deviousView synonyms
- ‘It was the most whorish aping of Douglas Adams imaginable.’
- ‘You can't buy their love and you can't appease them no matter how whorish you become.’
- ‘I don't usually wear all this make-up, so I feel a bit whorish with all it on.’
- ‘You looked like that whorish mother of yours, too pretty for her own good.’
- ‘Red Fox, to the girl nurses, is just another whorish psycho that needs to stay away from their man and enter jail.’
- ‘On the mirror, a whorish smear of lipstick displayed the message ‘Worry and Perversion’.’
- ‘She was wearing an extremely whorish skirt and shirt that was currently popular for the preppy girls.’
- ‘In a way, the characters are stereotypes: the naïf young bride; the unscrupulous farmer; the drunken station master; the whorish mother; the repressed pseudo-father.’
- ‘I'd even put on my favorite pink silk pajama bottoms and a halter top that my whorish cousin had bought me.’
- ‘The silky relationship between art and fashion may seem charming but is often a tawdry, corrupting, even whorish affair.’
- ‘After all, there was the small matter of his affair with Jamie's whorish wife Ruth 30 years ago.’
- ‘The play was overshadowed by the stunt casting of Madonna as Karen, the naïve temporary secretary trapped in a power struggle between two whorish movie producers, Bobby and Charlie.’
- ‘And unlike the overt whoredom of television, journalists suffer the dangers of keeping our whorish side locked in the closet.’
- ‘There were gowns of all types, old-fashioned, new, proper and whorish.’
- ‘The big man, and a whorish red-head who'd latched onto his arm upon his victory, were waiting for Joey.’
- ‘She instantly regretted giving up her beautiful, loose robe for such whorish attire.’
- ‘He'd found some young man in clothes that were too big for him, sneering and making obscene gestures while some very beautiful but very whorish young women danced around him.’
- ‘So we want to know what kind of whorish things you've been doing to keep his attention so long.’
- ‘I would have questioned him further, but he walked off, dragging a whorish brunette with him.’
- ‘In fact, after seeing her whorish behaviour with Hawthorne, William had lost the last vestiges of his admiration for her.’
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