resembling a wolf, as in form or characteristics.
characteristic of or befitting a wolf; fiercely rapacious.

1560–70; wolf + -ish1

wolfishly, adverb
wolfishness, noun
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wolf (wʊlf)
n , pl wolves
1.  See also timber wolf a predatory canine mammal, Canis lupus, which hunts in packs and was formerly widespread in North America and Eurasia but is now less commonRelated: lupine
2.  any of several similar and related canines, such as the red wolf and the coyote (prairie wolf)
3.  the fur of any such animal
4.  Tasmanian wolf another name for the thylacine
5.  a voracious, grabbing, or fiercely cruel person or thing
6.  informal a man who habitually tries to seduce women
7.  informal the destructive larva of any of various moths and beetles
8.  music Also called: wolf note
 a.  an unpleasant sound produced in some notes played on the violin, cello, etc, owing to resonant vibrations of the belly
 b.  See temperament an out-of-tune effect produced on keyboard instruments accommodated esp to the system of mean-tone temperament
9.  cry wolf to give a false alarm
10.  keep the wolf from the door to ward off starvation or privation
11.  lone wolf a person or animal who prefers to be alone
12.  throw to the wolves to abandon or deliver to destruction
13.  wolf in sheep's clothing a malicious person in a harmless or benevolent disguise
vb (often foll by down)
14.  to gulp (down)
15.  (intr) to hunt wolves
Related: lupine
[Old English wulf; related to Old High German wolf, Old Norse ulfr, Gothic wulfs, Latin lupus and vulpēs fox]

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And alcohol, of course, is a wolfish stimulant in calm sheep's clothing.
Under no breeding pressure from humans, allowed to come and go as they wished, they retained their wolfish look and demeanor.
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