swinish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From swine +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

swinish (comparative more swinish, superlative most swinish)

  1. Like a pig, resembling a swine; gluttonous, coarse, debased.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.27:
      Epicurus, though his ethic seemed to others swinish and lacking in moral exultation, was very much in earnest.