verging upon, somewhat


  • churlish

    Someone who is churlish is impolite and unfriendly, especially towards another who has done nothing to deserve ill-treatment.

  • mawkish

    Something is mawkish when it is overly sentimental and silly in an embarrassing way.

  • brackish

    Something brackish is distasteful and unpleasant usually because something else is mixed in with it; brackish water, for instance, is a mixture of fresh and salt water and cannot be drunk.

  • peckish

    If someone is feeling peckish, they are feeling irritable or quick to snap at people—possibly because they are hungry.

  • bookish

    characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

  • bullish

    expecting a rise in prices

  • coldish

    Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.

  • feverish

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

  • fiendish

    extremely evil or cruel

  • greenish

    of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum

  • largish

    somewhat large

  • loutish

    ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

  • puckish

    naughtily or annoyingly playful

  • sottish

    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

  • sweetish

    somewhat sweet

  • vixenish

    shrewish and malicious

  • waggish

    witty or joking

  • warmish

    something warm

  • waspish

    very irritable

  • youngish

    somewhat young

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