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1(greedy)(person) glotón(person) angurriento Southern Cone informal
- This sounds piggish, but my wife, of her own volition, has been going to weight watchers and lost 25 lb so far, about 5 lb a month.
- The lumbering giant turned about, it's piggish face framed with an expression of pure malice.
- Her piggish husband doesn't want her to go, but she does anyway, since the State is paying for it.
- Given the current business culture, the temptation for piggish behavior is far too great for both genders.
- Later, at the read-through, he dials down the sound of piggish laughter of the cast and crew until only his own breathing can be heard.
- He looked up at Ash with piggish eyes, demanding to know the nature of his visit.
- Their heads were small and elongated, with a pair of piggish eyes set in a skull-like face.
- His piggish brown eyes darted this way and that.
- They are addicted to preserving their own piggish way of life.
- This is piggish behaviour, yet his women, even when they leave him or he leaves them, never seem to criticise him very much, and that's enough to make anyone cheerful, even in late middle age.
- I was startled in the UK at the piggish drinking habits of my colleagues, and eventually realised it was because they were trying to knock back as much as possible before 11.
- His beady, piggish eyes were narrowed in an expression of pure disgust.
- The man stared at James with deep-set, piggish eyes but James continued to walk towards him, unperturbed.
- They are so good in fact, that they'll make you so greedy and piggish that you'll eat two in one sitting and feel sick.
- Seria almost curled her lip at the piggish behavior of the prince.
- Her husband replied, his piggish eyes glinting.
- Fortunately his uncle was piggish enough to drop the subject for the moment in favor of the new sandwiches.
- I'm going to be the only girl surrounded by piggish boys at lunch.
- Although there are many rascals to be thrown out, we can only deal with impending apocalypse by changing ourselves and our piggish habits.
- It is impossible to imagine him making piggish advances towards women - or anyone else - as Arnold has done.
2(dirty, slovenly)cochino informalpuerco informalchancho Latin America informal
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