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  • adj. like a mob, characteristic of a mob

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a mob; tumultuous; lawless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to or characteristic of a mob; resembling a mob; tumultuous; vulgar.

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

  • adj. characteristic of a mob; disorderly or lawless


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  • He describes the paparazzi and public worlds of celebrities as difficult and "mobbish" with groups of very bad, very aggressive people.

    Robin Sax: New law jails paparazzi - now what? (Part 1)

  • He expressed outrage at the notion that the 180 representatives in the Virginia legislature were “a mobbish suspected herd” that “cannot be trusted” with the interests of their constituents.


  • Mair knows this, as he explicitly states it, yet still he uses this example as illustrative of the awfulness of the internet and the propensity of internet users to mobbish behaviour.

    Strange Attractor » 2009 » October

  • They register disgust at anything corporate, and embrace special interest thugs of the public-employee unions and affiliates of the mobbish Teamsters and AFL-CIO.

    Think Progress » Matalin Defends Coulter’s Attack on 9/11 Widows

  • While the mobbish inquisitors were in the height of their office, the women came running up to me, to know what they should do; a constable being actually fetched.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • If the mobs on the beach are matched with people like us becoming mobbish and loutish then everything gets suddenly a lot more scary.

    Even in a little thing

  • They were in ordinary Lowland dresses, of different colours, which, contrasted with the arms they bore, gave them an irregular and mobbish appearance; so much is the eye accustomed to connect uniformity of dress with the military character.


  • It got sort of a mobbish spirit and some shooting.

    Oral History Interview with Harriet Herring, February 5, 1976. Interview G-0027. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • He treated the associations as tending to hinder the improvement of the mind, and as a mobbish tyranny; and he compared them with Lord George Gordon's mob; declaring, at the same time, that he had advised his friends in Westminister to sign the said associations, whether they agreed with them or not, in order that they might avoid destruction to their persons or their houses, or a desertion of their shops.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • Prudence was construed into timidity, and with every abstention from lead the sailor's mobbish friends grew more daring and outrageous.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore


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