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swinish

[swahy-nish] /ˈswaɪ nɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like or befitting swine; hoggish.
2.
brutishly coarse, gross, or sensual.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see swine, -ish1
Related forms
swinishly, adverb
swinishness, noun
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  • Piper is the swinish bully in every late-night barroom, oinking epithets and sucker- punching anyone smaller than he.
Word Origin and History for swinish
adj.

c.1200, from swine + -ish. Related: Swinishly; swinishness.

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