Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Huns.
  • adj. Barbarous; destructive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Huns.
  • adj. Like the Huns; barbarous, cruel, and destructive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling the Huns; characteristic of the Huns.

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Examples

  • He was rather short and stout with a square face; his grey whiskers terminated in a small double-pointed beard; this completed his "Hunnish" appearance!

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  • So Landon Donovan went to Germany, where soccer is a religion, played with a rare combination of technical brilliance and cutthroat Hunnish brutality.

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  • His small but gallant Naval Air Force was scouting German Zeppelins with increasing success, the Dunkirk Circus had fooled the Germans into believing that forty thousand British regulars threatened their flank and forced them into retreat, and the prolongation of the Antwerp defence had saved the channel ports from Hunnish occupation.

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  • Like their Hunnish ancestors, the Mongols were seen as fiends from hell, sent, many believed, by God to punish impious Crusaders for having plundered sacred relics.

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  • Hunnish rights, make presents to their commissaries and to the mistresses of those who might interpose their authority to put down their oppression.

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  • Those from the Hunnish land now rode to their lodgings.

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  • “Whenso it thinketh you good, I know well that my dear father will gladly send me to you to the Hunnish land.”

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  • Hunnish power, was connected with the legend and located at Seest.

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  • All time she thought: “I will beg the king, that he in kindly wise may grant me to bring my kinsmen to the Hunnish land.”

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  • King Gunther spake: “I cannot hold my peace; ye must tell me how fare Etzel and Helca of the Hunnish land.”

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