Typical or similar to.
Her face had a girlish charm.
Her face had a greenish tinge.
Origin: From -ish, -isch, from -isc, from -iskaz, from -iskos. Cognate with -s, German -isch, Norwegian and Danish -isk, and Ancient Greek diminutive suffix -ισκος.
a suffix used to from adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It denotes relation, resemblance, similarity, and sometimes has a diminutive force; as, selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white
a verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish
The numerical value of -ish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of -ish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He came across as a sullen, scary and Terminator-ish type.
The medium-term inflation forecast remains low-ish, which creates the risk of an unanchoring of inflation expectations, ending quantitative easing in March would also cause an unwanted tightening in financial conditions.
I think people want to believe stuff like that. I think that it's exciting to think that there are these strange things throughout the world, but again, for a confined body of water like that, I would be surprised if there was anything monster-ish in there.
By the end of ... 2015, we will have gotten all the equipment for a heavy brigade, that means three battalions plus a reconnaissance squadron, the artillery headquarters, engineers, and it will stay in Europe, you are talking about 150-ish, maybe 160 M1 tanks, M2 Bradley fighting vehicles, 24 self-propelled howitzers.
I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish, a lot of lawyers or doctors who have names but absolutely no lives. You're going to get your three or four scenes, you're not going to be able to show what you can do. You're going to get your little bitty paycheck, and then you're going to be hungry for your next role, which is going to be absolutely the same. That's the truth.
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