Definition of swinish in English:



  • See swine

    • ‘Standing in the way of elementary fairness was the propertied class, and its terror of what he called the swinish multitude.’
    • ‘This is the language of the tavern, sir, low and swinish.’
    • ‘Unlike his dull, swinish, and conventional brother, Claudius comes across as a cosmopolitan, knight-like figure.’
    • ‘The overriding message conveyed by the film is that humanity is swinish.’
    • ‘The gang of four you describe must be particularly swinish to be so blatant about their escapades.’