Definition of thuggishly in English:



See thuggish

‘I think that if somebody behaves thuggishly towards you, you have the right to protect yourself.’
  • ‘How could people behave so thuggishly, when called upon to hold a minute's silence?’
  • ‘He and his partner continue to thuggishly interrogate the local townsmen, attempting to pin the crime on the local town dunce.’
  • ‘A slow-motion replay revealed that he had deliberately lashed out at an opponent, thuggishly kicking the player's ankle.’
  • ‘In the way that they're organized and in the way that they thuggishly behave, they remind one of the Cosa Nostra.’



/ˈTHəɡiSHlē/ /ˈθəɡɪʃli/