Part of speech: adjective

Having the qualities of a wolf; rapacious; cruel.

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Usage examples "wolfish":

  1. It was a prolonged wolfish howl which Dimples had been known to offer to teach elderly ladies in hotel corridors. - "Danger! and Other Stories", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  2. All at once the transom swung violently and the wolfish faces of Tough McCarty, the White Mountain Canary, Cheyenne and the Coffee- colored Angel crowded the opening. - "The Varmint", Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger.
  3. Joe shot him a wolfish grin. - "Frigid Fracas", Dallas McCord Reynolds.