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mangy

(mān′jē)
adj. mang·ier, mang·iest
Affected with, caused by, or resembling mange.

mang′i·ly adv.
mang′i·ness n.
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Shakespeare himself, on this view, emerges as the abstract of all faults that all men follow: a determined trek through the jungle of his imagery not only detects the spoor of the tiger but fingers his manginess. With zest, ingenuity, and exhaustive reference to like-minded disquisitors, the writer pounces on Shakespeare's psyche as the maenads upon Orpheus (to whose sweet persuasions they were deaf), and upon Pentheus (who had perilously assumed the dress of women the better to discredit their mysteries).