7 letter words ending in ish

Abolish (v. t.) To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly.

Abolish (v. t.) To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.

Alumish (a.) Somewhat like alum.

Anguish (n.) Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.

Anguish (v. t.) To distress with extreme pain or grief.

Babyish (a.) Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.

Baddish (a.) Somewhat bad; inferior.

Balkish (a.) Uneven; ridgy.

Bardish (a.) Pertaining to, or written by, a bard or bards.

Barfish (n.) Same as Calico bass.

Batfish (n.) A name given to several species of fishes: (a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. (b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). (c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

Bearish (a.) Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.

Beauish (n.) Like a beau; characteristic of a beau; foppish; fine.

Blemish (v. t.) To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind.

Blemish (v. t.) To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame.

Blemish (n.) Any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation.

Boarish (a.) Swinish; brutal; cruel.

Bobbish (a.) Hearty; in good spirits.

Bookish (a.) Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.

Bookish (a.) Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of talking; bookish sentences.

Boorish (a.) Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly.

Boxfish (n.) The trunkfish.

Brinish (a.) Like brine; somewhat salt; saltish.

British (a.) Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.

British (n. pl.) People of Great Britain.

Brutish (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent.

Buckish (a.) Dandified; foppish.

Bugfish (n.) The menhaden.

Bullish (a.) Partaking of the nature of a bull, or a blunder.

Burnish (a.) To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.

Burnish (v. i.) To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.

Burnish (n.) The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.

Caddish (a.) Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

Calvish (a.) Like a calf; stupid.

Cattish (a.) Catlike; fe

Cherish (v. t.) To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.

Cherish (v. t.) To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.

Clayish (a.) Partaking of the nature of clay, or containing particles of it.

Codfish (n.) A kind of fish. Same as Cod.

Coldish (a.) Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.

Collish (n.) A tool to polish the edge of a sole.

Coltish (a.) Like a colt; wanton; frisky.

Coolish (a.) Somewhat cool.

Cornish (a.) Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.

Cornish (n.) The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.

Cowfish (n.) The grampus.

Cowfish (n.) A California dolphin (Tursiops Gillii).

Cowfish (n.) A marine plectognath fish (Ostracoin quadricorne, and allied species), having two projections, like horns, in front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish, trunkfish.

Currish (a.) Having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal.

Czarish (a.) Of or pertaining to the czar.

Dampish (a.) Moderately damp or moist.

Dankish (a.) Somewhat dank.

Darkish (a.) Somewhat dark; dusky.

Deadish (a.) Somewhat dead, dull, or lifeless; deathlike.

Dervish (n.) Alt. of Dervis

Dimmish (a.) Alt. of Dimmy

Dogfish (n.) A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.

Dogfish (n.) The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.

Dogfish (n.) The burbot of Lake Erie.

Doggish (a.) Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.

Doltish (a.) Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.

Dronish (a.) Like a drone; indolent; slow.

Dullish (a.) Somewhat dull; uninteresting; tiresome.

Dumpish (a.) Dull; stupid; sad; moping; melancholy.

Duncish (a.) Somewhat like a dunce.

Dunfish (n.) Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.

Dunnish (a.) Inc

Duskish (a.) Somewhat dusky.

English (a.) Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

English (a.) See 1st Bond, n., 8.

English (n.) Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.

English (n.) The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.

English (n.) A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.

English (n.) A twist or spinning motion given to a ball in striking it that influences the direction it will take after touching a cushion or another ball.

English (v. t.) To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.

English (v. t.) To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion.

Evanish (v. i.) To vanish.

Fairish (a.) Tolerably fair.

Fastish (a.) Rather fast; also, somewhat dissipated.

Fattish (a.) Somewhat fat; inc

Fennish (a.) Abounding in fens; fenny.

Finfish (n.) A finback whale.

Finfish (n.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.

Finnish (a.) Of or pertaining to Finland, to the Finns, or to their language.

Finnish (n.) A Northern Turanian group of languages; the language of the Finns.

Flemish (a.) Pertaining to Flanders, or the Flemings.

Flemish (n.) The language or dialect spoken by the Flemings; also, collectively, the people of Flanders.

Flyfish (n.) A California scorpaenoid fish (Sebastichthys rhodochloris), having brilliant colors.

Foolish (a.) Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.

Foolish (a.) Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or sil

Foolish (a.) Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.

Foppish (a.) Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners.

Foxfish (n.) The fox shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.

Foxfish (n.) The european dragonet. See Dragonet.

Frubish (v. t.) To rub up: to furbish.

Furbish (v. t.) To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear.

Furnish (v. t.) To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.

Furnish (n.) That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.

Gaddish (a.) Disposed to gad.

Gairish (n.) Alt. of Gairish/ness

Garfish (n.) A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.

Garnish (v. t.) To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.

Garnish (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.

Garnish (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.

Garnish (v. t.) To fit with fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

Garnish (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.

Garnish (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.

Garnish (v. t.) Fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.

Gaudish (a.) Gaudy.

Gaulish (a.) Pertaining to ancient France, or Gaul; Gallic.

Gibfish (n.) The male of the salmon.

Girlish (a.) Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief.

Goarish (a.) Patched; mean.

Goatish (a.) Characteristic of a goat; goatlike.

Goodish (a.) Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.

Goosish (a.) Like a goose; foolish.

Grayish (a.) Somewhat gray.

Guarish (v. t.) To heal.

Gullish (a.) Foolish; stupid.

Haggish (a.) Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.

Hardish (a.) Somewhat hard.

Hellish (a.) Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.

Henfish (n.) A marine fish; the sea bream.

Henfish (n.) A young bib. See Bib, n., 2.

Hippish (a.) Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See Hyppish.

Hogfish (n.) A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolaemus).

Hogfish (n.) The pigfish or sailor's choice.

Hogfish (n.) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch.

Hogfish (n.) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa).

Hoggish (a.) Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish.

Hornish (a.) Somewhat like horn; hard.

Huffish (a.) Disposed to be blustering or arrogant; petulant.

Hyppish (a.) Affected with hypochondria; hypped.

Idolish (a.) Idolatrous.

Inkfish (n.) A cuttlefish. See Cuttlefish.

Ironish (a.) Resembling iron, as in taste.

Jewfish (n.) A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw.

Jewfish (n.) A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern California, valued as a food fish.

Jewfish (n.) The black grouper of Florida and Texas.

Jewfish (n.) A large herringlike fish; the tarpum.

Jiggish (a.) Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.

Jiggish (a.) Playful; frisky.

Knavish (a.) Like or characteristic of a knave; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick.

Knavish (a.) Mischievous; roguish; waggish.

Kurdish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurds.

Lappish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lapps; Laplandish.

Lappish (n.) The language spoken by the Lapps in Lapland. It is related to the Finnish and Hungarian, and is not an Aryan language.

Largish (a.) Somewhat large.

Lettish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Letts.

Lettish (n.) The language spoken by the Letts. See Lettic.

Lobbish (a.) Like a lob; consisting of lobs.

Lompish (a.) Lumpish.

Longish (a.) Somewhat long; moderately long.

Loosish (a.) Somewhat loose.

Loutish (a.) Clownish; rude; awkward.

Lumpish (a.) Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless.

Luskish (a.) Inc

Maddish (a.) Somewhat mad.

Mannish (a.) Resembling a human being in form or nature; human.

Mannish (a.) Resembling, suitable to, or characteristic of, a man, manlike, mascu

Mannish (a.) Fond of men; -- said of a woman.

Mawkish (a.) Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting.

Mawkish (a.) Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.

Mawmish (a.) Nauseous.

Mayfish (n.) A common American minnow (Fundulus majalis). See Minnow.

Missish (a.) Like a miss; prim; affected; sentimental.

Mobbish (a.) Like a mob; tumultuous; lawless; as, a mobbish act.

Mockish (a.) Mock; counterfeit; sham.

Monkish (a.) Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic; as, monkish manners; monkish dress; monkish solitude.

Moodish (a.) Moody.

Moonish (a.) Like the moon; variable.

Moorish (a.) Having the characteristics of a moor or heath.

Moorish (a.) Of or pertaining to Morocco or the Moors; in the style of the Moors.

Mudfish (n.) The European loach.

Mudfish (n.) The bowfin.

Mudfish (n.) The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African species (Protopterus annectens). See Lipedosiren.

Mudfish (n.) The mud minnow.

Muffish (a.) Stupid; awkward.

Muggish (a.) See Muggy.

Mumpish (a.) Sullen, sulky.

Netfish (n.) An astrophyton.

Niggish (a.) Niggardly.

Nourish (v. t.) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.

Nourish (v. t.) To support; to maintain.

Nourish (v. t.) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.

Nourish (v. t.) To cherish; to comfort.

Nourish (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.

Nourish (v. i.) To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.

Nourish (v. i.) To gain nourishment.

Nourish (n.) A nurse.

Nunnish (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a nun; characteristic of a nun.

Oarfish (n.) The ribbon fish.

Ogreish (a.) Resembling an ogre; having the character or appearance of an ogre; suitable for an ogre.

Peakish (a.) Of or relating to a peak; or to peaks; belonging to a mountainous region.

Peakish (a.) Having peaks; peaked.

Peakish (a.) Having features thin or sharp, as from sickness; hence, sickly.

Peckish (a.) Inc

Peevish (a.) Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.

Peevish (a.) Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.

Peevish (a.) Silly; childish; trifling.

Pelfish (a.) Of or pertaining to pelf.

Penfish (n.) A squid.

Pettish (a.) Fretful; peevish; moody; capricious; inc

Pictish (a.) Of or pertaining to Picts; resembling the Picts.

Pigfish (n.) Any one of several species of salt-water grunts; -- called also hogfish.

Pigfish (n.) A sculpin. The name is also applied locally to several other fishes.

Piggish (a.) Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.

Pinfish (n.) The sailor's choice (Diplodus, / Lagodon, rhomboides).

Pinfish (n.) The salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).

Pinkish (a.) Somewhat pink.

Planish (v.) To make smooth or plane, as a metallic surface; to condense, toughen, and polish by light blows with a hammer.

Plenish (v. t.) To replenish.

Plenish (v. t.) To furnish; to stock, as a house or farm.

Prudish (a.) Like a prude; very formal, precise, or reserved; affectedly severe in virtue; as, a prudish woman; prudish manners.

Publish (v. t.) To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.

Publish (v. t.) To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.

Publish (v. t.) To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press.

Publish (v. t.) To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper.

Puckish (a.) Resembling Puck; merry; mischievous.

Raffish (a.) Resembling, or having the character of, raff, or a raff; worthless; low.

Rammish (a.) Like a ram; hence, rank; lascivious.

Ratfish (n.) Same as Rat-tail.

Reddish (a.) Somewhat red; moderately red.

Redfish (n.) The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also nerka. See Blueback (b).

Redfish (n.) The rosefish.

Redfish (n.) A large California labroid food fish (Trochocopus pulcher); -- called also fathead.

Redfish (n.) The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under Drumfish.

Rhemish (a.) Of or pertaining to Rheimis, or Reima, in France.

Rhenish (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Rhine; as, Rhenish wine.

Rhenish (n.) Rhine wine.

Riggish (a.) Like a rig or wanton.

Roguish (a.) Vagrant.

Roguish (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish.

Roguish (a.) Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch.

Roinish (a.) See Roynish.

Rompish (a.) Given to rude play; inc

Routish (a.) Uproarious; riotous.

Roynish (a.) Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome.

Roytish (a.) Wild; irregular.

Rubbish (n.) Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris.

Rubbish (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.

Ruttish (a.) Inc

Saltish (a.) Somewhat salt.

Sandish (a.) Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.

Selfish (a.) Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.

Selfish (a.) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

Showish (a.) Showy; ostentatious.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sick or diseased.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste.

Slavish (a.) Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.

Snakish (a.) Having the qualities or characteristics of a snake; snaky.

Softish (a.) Somewhat soft.

Songish (a.) Consisting of songs.

Sonnish (a.) Like the sun; sunny; golden.

Sootish (a.) Sooty.

Sottish (a.) Like a sot; doltish; very foolish; drunken.

Sourish (a.) Somewhat sour; moderately acid; as, sourish fruit; a sourish taste.

Spanish (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.

Spanish (n.) The language of Spain.

Stewish (a.) Suiting a stew, or brothel.

Stonish (a.) Stony.

Stylish (a.) Having style or artistic quality; given to, or fond of, the display of style; highly fashionable; modish; as, a stylish dress, house, manner.

Sunfish (n.) A very large oceanic plectognath fish (Mola mola, Mola rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body and a truncated tail.

Sunfish (n.) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner.

Sunfish (n.) The opah.

Sunfish (n.) The basking, or liver, shark.

Sunfish (n.) Any large jellyfish.

Swedish (a.) Of or pertaining to Sweden or its inhabitants.

Swedish (n.) The language of Swedes.

Swinish (a.) Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot.

Tarnish (a.) To soil, or change the appearance of, especially by an alternation induced by the air, or by dust, or the like; to diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the purity of color.

Tarnish (v. i.) To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a foul air.

Tarnish (n.) The quality or state of being tarnished; stain; soil; blemish.

Tarnish (n.) A thin film on the surface of a metal, usually due to a slight alteration of the original color; as, the steel tarnish in columbite.

Tartish (a.) Somewhat tart.

Teatish (a.) Peevish; tettish; fretful; -- said of a child. See Tettish.

Tettish (a.) Captious; testy.

Tiffish (a.) Inc

Tigrish (a.) Resembling a tiger; tigerish.

Toadish (a.) Like a toad.

Tonnish (a.) In the ton; fashionable; modish.

Townish (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like the town.

Tubfish (n.) The sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). See Illust. under Gurnard.

Turkish (a.) Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks.

Turkish (n.) The language spoken by Turks, esp. that of the people of Turkey.

Varnish (n.) That which resembles varnish, either naturally or artificially; a glossy appearance.

Varnish (n.) An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any act or conduct; outside show; gloss.

Varnish (n.) To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a table; to varnish a painting.

Varnish (n.) To cover or conceal with something that gives a fair appearance; to give a fair coloring to by words; to gloss over; to palliate; as, to varnish guilt.

Vernish (n. & v.) Varnish.

Waggish (a.) Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.

Waggish (a.) Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a waggish trick.

Wannish (a.) Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.

Waspish (a.) Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.

Waspish (a.) Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.

Weakish (a.) Somewhat weak; rather weak.

Wearish (a.) Weak; withered; shrunk.

Wearish (a.) Insipid; tasteless; unsavory.

Weerish (a.) See Wearish.

Wendish (a.) Of or pertaining the Wends, or their language.

Wennish (a.) Alt. of Wenny

Wettish (a.) Somewhat wet; moist; humid.

Wheyish (a.) Somewhat like whey; wheyey.

Whitish (a.) Somewhat white; approaching white; white in a moderate degree.

Whitish (a.) Covered with an opaque white powder.

Whorish (a.) Resembling a whore in character or conduct; addicted to unlawful pleasures; incontinent; lewd; unchaste.

Wildish (a.) Somewhat wild; rather wild.

Witfish (n.) The ladyfish (a).

Wolfish (a.) Like a wolf; having the qualities or form of a wolf; as, a wolfish visage; wolfish designs.

Wolvish (a.) Wolfish.

Wordish (a.) Respecting words; full of words; wordy.

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