Definition of Swainish

1. a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a swain; rustic; ignorant.



Definition of Swainish

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, or resembling, a swain; rustic; ignorant. ¹

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Definition of Swainish

1. swain [adj] - See also: swain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swainish

swagging
swaggy
swaging
swagman
swagmen
swags
swagshop
swagshops
swagsman
swagsmen
swail
swails
swain
swaining
swainings
swainish (current term)
swainishness
swainishnesses
swainling
swainlings
swainmote
swainmotes
swains
swainship
swainsonine
swaip
swaiped
swaiping
swaips
swaknoite

Literary usage of Swainish

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"swainish (swa'nish), a. [< strain + -fe/i1. ... Others who are not only swainish, but are prompt to take oath that ..."

2. Home Dissertations: An Offering to the Household for Economical and by E. Stevens Tilton (1885)
"But there are people who cannot be cultivated,—people on whom speech makes no impression,—swainish, morose people, who must be kept down and quieted as you ..."

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