Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being like a pig in one's character; greediness, boorishness, or obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being piggish; especially, greediness.

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

  • n. an excessive desire for food

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Examples

  • To get it patented, to make money from it, to revel in piggishness with all night in while other men do the work.

    Chapter 10

  • It’s sad to consider that with the Renaissance and the Enlightenment already centuries old, this kind of piggishness can still find expression.

    Cute.

  • I held that life was a ferment, a yeasty something which devoured life that it might live, and that living was merely successful piggishness.

    Chapter 6

  • Of what use or sense is an immortality of piggishness?

    Chapter 5

  • You would like to go back to the land, which is a favourable place for your kind of piggishness.

    Chapter 5

  • It is a whim of mine to keep you aboard this ship, where my piggishness flourishes.

    Chapter 5

  • After all, Spain's piggishness in luring away mega-stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Javier Mascherano and Alexis Sanchez has been widely described as a potential apocalypse for club soccer.

    How Spanish Greed Is Fixing Soccer

  • By now we are well aware that the meltdown of our financial markets and the bailouts of our corporations would never have occurred were it not for reckless bankers and rapacious corporate executives setting new standards for piggishness when it came to other people's money.

    Thane Rosenbaum: The 100 Days of Swine and Roses

  • It's so refreshing that we finally have a President who is speaking out against corporate greed and piggishness.

    Obama slams Wall Street over bonuses

  • It was only male piggishness on my part that prevented, or saved, my kids from becoming Lara and Noah da Fonseca-Wollheim.

    Being Bret Stephens -- Or Not

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