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Synonyms for wolfish

showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

Synonyms for wolfish

resembling or characteristic (or considered characteristic) of a wolf


devouring or craving food in great quantities

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Christmas would be but one day of wolfish materialism if not for a preceding month of kitschy tunes, poinsettias, nativity scenes and seasonal tableware.
And then, to maintain our wolfish appetite for energy, we have to seek out the stuff that's harder to reach.
He leans in with an easy, wolfish grin: "Whichever's the coldest".
One day Virginia wakes up in a wolfish mood, and when her sister Vanessa tries to cheer her up, nothing works--not even making funny faces at their brother.
There is a wolfish look in his eyes and an edge to his voice that seem to say, "By the way, speaking of insurance, how much E&O coverage do you have?
Matt's body was found, Stiles' dad got his job back for uncovering Matt as the killer, the fact that almost drowning when you're nine is not a good reason to go on a killing spree is acknowledged, Allison still isn't talking to Scott because of her all consuming rage, Scott's mom still isn't talking to him because of his wolfish tendencies, Boyd, Erica, and Issac are missing, and also there's a lacrosse game coming up.
The story opens with Vanessa explaining that her sister Virginia woke up in a wolfish mood.
You fear that they are not like you, that they are wolfish.
My father, Chris, in the photos, is exceedingly young, quite handsome, his grin a touch wolfish.
But once a month for more than two centuries, his wolfish side has led him to kill a human being.
I was always a late developer - in every field," he says with a wolfish grin.
There is, of course, Emily Bronte's quintessential Healthcliff whom even the character Cathy describes as "a fierce, pitiless, wolfish Man" (Mills 36).