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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-ger]
    • /ˈoʊ gər/
    • /ˈəʊ.ɡə.rɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-ger]
    • /ˈoʊ gər/

Definitions of ogreish word

  • noun ogreish a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous person. 2
  • noun ogreish a monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh. 1
  • noun ogreish Resembling an ogre. 0

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Origin of ogreish

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
1705-15; < French; perhaps ≪ Latin Orcus Orcus

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Parts of speech for Ogreish


ogreish popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

ogreish usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ogreish

adjective ogreish

  • fiendish — diabolically cruel and wicked.
  • atrocious — If you describe something as atrocious, you are emphasizing that its quality is very bad.
  • beastly — If you describe something as beastly, you mean that it is very unpleasant.
  • brutish — If you describe a person or their behaviour as brutish, you think that they are brutal and uncivilised.
  • cruel — Someone who is cruel deliberately causes pain or distress to people or animals.

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