thug|gish [ˈθʌgıʃ] adj
thuggish behaviour is violent behaviour in which people fight and attack others

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  • thuggish — [[t]θʌ̱gɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or their behaviour as thuggish, you mean they behave in a violent, rough, or threatening way. The owner of the stall, a large, thuggish man, grabbed Dai by the collar …   English dictionary

  • thuggish — adjective Of or pertaining to thuggery. Their thuggish manner made made continuing negotiations very difficult …   Wiktionary

  • thuggish — thug ► NOUN 1) a violent and uncouth man, especially a criminal. 2) (Thug) a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India, suppressed by the British in the 1830s. DERIVATIVES thuggery noun thuggish adjective. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • thuggish — adjective see thug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thuggish — See thuggery. * * * …   Universalium

  • thuggish — thug|gish [ θʌgıʃ ] adjective behaving in a violent way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thuggish — adjective (of a man) violent and aggressive. Derivatives thuggishly adverb thuggishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • thuggish — thug·gish …   English syllables

  • thuggish — UK [ˈθʌɡɪʃ] / US adjective behaving in a violent way …   English dictionary

  • thuggish — /ˈθʌgɪʃ/ (say thugish) adjective 1. resembling a thug. 2. aggressive and violent. {thug + g + ish1} –thuggishly, adverb –thuggishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary