Definition of Swinish

1. Adjective. Ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance. "Aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"

Exact synonyms: Boorish, Loutish, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Oafish
Similar to: Unrefined
Derivative terms: Boorishness



2. Adjective. Resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy. "Swinish slavering over food"
Exact synonyms: Hoggish, Piggish, Piggy, Porcine
Similar to: Gluttonous
Derivative terms: Hoggishness, Piggishness, Pig, Piggy

Definition of Swinish

1. a. Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot.

Definition of Swinish

1. Adjective. Like a pig, resembling a swine; gluttonous, coarse, debased. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swinish

1. resembling or befitting swine [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swinish

swingletree
swingletrees
swinglike
swingling
swingman
swingmen
swingometer
swingometers
swings
swings and roundabouts
swingset
swingsets
swingtree
swingtrees
swingy
swinish (current term)
swinishly
swinishness
swinishnesses
swink
swinked
swinker
swinkers
swinking
swinks
swinney
swinneys
swipe
swipeable
swipecard

Literary usage of Swinish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anecdote Lives of Wits and Humourists by John Timbs (1872)
""CATECHISM FOR THE swinish MULTITUDE." It was Buike who applied the term " swinish Multitude" to the common people; and Porson is generally understood to ..."

2. The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of by John Selby Watson (1861)
"... of the swinish Multitude. Of this composition some extracts are given by Beloe in the " Sexagenarian,"* and have been reprinted in the Fac├ęties ..."

3. Biographia Hibernica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Worthies of Ireland by Richard Ryan (1821)
"... it being a series of pious meditations perpetually interrupted with records of too much whiskey, piggish or swinish eating, and ill temper. ..."

4. The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of by John Selby Watson (1861)
"The origin of it was the term " swinish Multitude," applied by Burke to the common people, in his " Reflections on the French Revolution. ..."

5. Anecdote Lives of Wits and Humourists by John Timbs (1872)
""CATECHISM FOR THE swinish MULTITUDE." It was Buike who applied the term " swinish Multitude" to the common people; and Porson is generally understood to ..."

6. The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of by John Selby Watson (1861)
"... of the swinish Multitude. Of this composition some extracts are given by Beloe in the " Sexagenarian,"* and have been reprinted in the Fac├ęties ..."

7. Biographia Hibernica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Worthies of Ireland by Richard Ryan (1821)
"... it being a series of pious meditations perpetually interrupted with records of too much whiskey, piggish or swinish eating, and ill temper. ..."

8. The Life of Richard Porson, M. A.: Professor of Greek in the University of by John Selby Watson (1861)
"The origin of it was the term " swinish Multitude," applied by Burke to the common people, in his " Reflections on the French Revolution. ..."

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