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Webster 1913 Edition


Whiggish

Whig′gish

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Adj.
Of or pertaining to Whigs; partaking of, or characterized by, the principles of Whigs.

Webster 1828 Edition


Whiggish

WHIGGISH

,
Adj.
Pertaining to whigs; partaking of the principles of whigs.

Definition 2021


Whiggish

Whiggish

See also: whiggish

English

Adjective

Whiggish (comparative more Whiggish, superlative most Whiggish)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of whiggish

whiggish

whiggish

See also: Whiggish

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

whiggish (comparative more whiggish, superlative most whiggish)

  1. Characteristic of a Whig; liberal.
  2. of history, characterized by a belief in inevitable progress, and tending to evaluate the past by the standards of the present; see "Whig history".

Derived terms

Usage notes

  • Often capitalized with historical usage.