swinish

adjective
swin·​ish | \ ˈswī-nish How to pronounce swinish (audio) \

Definition of swinish

: of, suggesting, or characteristic of swine : beastly

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Other Words from swinish

swinishly adverb
swinishness noun

Examples of swinish in a Sentence

the more swinish diners attacked the all-you-can-eat buffet with gusto

First Known Use of swinish

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near swinish

swing tool

swing-wing

swingy

swinish

swink

Swinomish

Świnoujście

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The first known use of swinish was in the 13th century

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