Etymology
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swinish (adj.)

c. 1200, originally of persons or behavior, "like a swine; gluttonous, sensual, degraded, beastly," from swine + -ish. Related: Swinishly; swinishness. Similar formation in German schweinisch. Old English had swinlic in same sense.

updated on April 03, 2014

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Definitions of swinish from WordNet

swinish (adj.)
ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance;
aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude
Synonyms: boorish / loutish / neanderthal / neandertal / oafish
swinish (adj.)
resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy;
swinish slavering over food
Synonyms: hoggish / piggish / piggy / porcine
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