- s ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude
- s resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy
swinish slavering over food
- Later, the camera encounters a nightmare revel of swinish soldiers among whom the girls are herded like cattle before being returned to their stalls.
- The object is to finish for all time with those whom, mindful of certain passages in the Holy Bible, I may rightly call the damned Boche, the damned swinish Boche.
- As in the original, Leonidas (Phantom of the Opera 's Gerald Butler) goes to the swinish holy men, the Ephors, for permission to wage a defense against the million-man army of the .
- Richard Burton in Telegraph.co.uk
When things were not going well in the couple's notoriously stormy relationship Burton wrote: "You must know, of course, how much I love you. You must know, of course, how badly I treat you. But the fundamental and most vicious, swinish, murderous,...
- Edmund Burke in Financial Sense Online
Burke wrote: "Learning will be cast into the mire, and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude."