Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being hoggish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being hoggish; brutishness; voracious greediness in eating; beastly filthiness; mean selfishness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an excessive desire for food

Etymologies

hoggish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is food and raiment, a chance to live, and love and labor – for everyone; these things are included in our ticket, only some of us have not known it, and some others have reached out and taken more than their share, and try to excuse their "hoggishness" by declaring that God did not intend all to travel on the same terms, but you and I know God better than that.

    In Times Like These

  • Kearns's hoggishness left nothing in the till for Gibbons, who, in essence, fought this one for welts, bruises and pride.

    Hicks KO'd In Sticks

  • Watch out - there's some horsetrading going on to remove the supermajority requirement for the school levies. gluttons don't stop feeding [or taxing in this case] until they collapse in on their own hoggishness.

    Sound Politics: It's in the P-I

  • Such unparalleled hoggishness and meanness never went unpunished at the front, and I resolved that he would be no exception to the rule.

    S.O.S. Stand to!

  • If you come across this type and get a chance to deal with him on your private strength open his eyes to his hoggishness.

    The Doctrine and Practice of Yoga

  • There may be some selfish brutes left with a good deal of hoggishness in their nature!

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • I am tempted, too, to devote a thirdly to the astounding materialism, almost the downright hoggishness, of his whole system - its absolute exclusion of everything approaching an æsthetic motive.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • Again and again, in the course of their drives, he and the Mistress had sickened at sight of mutely eloquent little bodies left in mid-road or tossed in some ditch, -- testimony to the carelessness and callous hoggishness of autoists.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • I was horrified at the ill-manners of the hog, though it all seemed of a piece with his habitual hoggishness.

    The God of Love

  • Trade and shipping, and clubs and culture, and prestige, and guns, and a fine select class of gentry and aristocracy, with every modern improvement, cannot begin to salve or defend such stupendous hoggishness.

    Death of Thomas Carlyle. Specimen Days

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