Swinish Swin"ish, a. Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot. ``Swinish gluttony.'' --Milton. -- {Swin"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Swin"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • swinishly — adverb see swinish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swinishly — See swinish. * * * …   Universalium

  • swinishly — swin·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • swinishly — adverb see swinish * * * swinˈishly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑swine …   Useful english dictionary

  • swinish — swinishly, adv. swinishness, n. /swuy nish/, adj. 1. like or befitting swine; hoggish. 2. brutishly coarse, gross, or sensual. [1150 1200; ME; see SWINE, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Swill — Swill, v. i. To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swinish — adjective Date: 13th century of, suggesting, or characteristic of swine ; beastly • swinishly adverb • swinishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avidly — Synonyms and related words: animatedly, anxiously, avariciously, breathlessly, covetously, devouringly, eagerly, enthusiastically, graspingly, greedily, hoggishly, impatiently, keenly, piggishly, promptly, quickly, rapaciously, raveningly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swine — noun 1》 (plural same) chiefly formal or N. Amer. a pig. 2》 (plural same or swines) informal a contemptible or unpleasant person. Derivatives swinish adjective swinishly adverb swinishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • swinish — /ˈswaɪnɪʃ/ (say swuynish) adjective like or befitting swine; brutishly gross or sensual. {Middle English; swin(e) + ish1} –swinishly, adverb –swinishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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