A word which Stephen R. Donaldson greatly overused in the Thomas Covenant books, to describe ur-viles and their relatives.

Royn"ish, a. [F. rogneux, from rogne scab, mange, itch.]

Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome.

[Written also roinish.] [Obs.] "The roynish clown."

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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