dragonish

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Etymology[edit]

dragon +‎ -ish

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dragonish (comparative more dragonish, superlative most dragonish)

  1. Having the characteristics of a dragon.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, Scene 14, [1]
      Sometimes we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, / A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, / A forked mountain, or blue promontory / With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, / And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; / They are black vesper's pageants.
    • 1873, Robert Browning, Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, or Turf and Towers[2]:
      [] a black-dressed matron—maybe, maid— / Mature, and dragonish of aspect, []
    • c. 1881, Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves" in Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by Robert Bridges, London: Humphrey Milford, no date, p. 52, [3]
      Only the beak-leaved boughs dragonish ˈ damask the tool-smooth bleak light; black.

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