Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a boar; resembling a boar; swinish; sensual; cruel.
- adj. obsolete swinish; brutal; cruel
- adj. Because I would not see thy cruel nails / Pluck out his poor old eyes; nor thy fierce sister / In his anointed flesh stick boarish fangs. Shakespeare: King Lear, act III, scene vii.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Swinish; brutal; cruel.
- boar + -ish (Wiktionary)
“He just shook his boarish head and downed an entire pint of mead in one gulp, never breaking his glare from the walls.”
“The fences that had kept people penned in remained intact, the cross-shaped corridors that separated the audience into quadrants had not been breached, and the boarish imbeciles still held guns and positions of arbitrary power.”
“And when I am despairing, I shall recall these wonderful words of HPL, quoted in the Guardian today: I am well-nigh resolv'd to write no more tales, but merely to dream when I have a mind to, not stopping to do any thing so vulgar as to set down the dream for a boarish Publick.”
“The boarish creature ran right into the swarm of bees.”
“The brandy and water was brought, and Ted making a polite bow to the company, passed down the room with a slight tremor of the hornpipe in his legs, and a faint trill of the tune on his lips, both of which melted gradually into a boarish grunt and roll as he reached the lobby and passed out into the garden.”
“They tell us that men are boarish, lust after women while drinking cheap beers, and order endless rounds of pizza without ever developing a gut.”
“Calling them "swine" adds that boorish (boarish?) touch that makes the disease sound deadly.”
“This is good news for the prettiness of the area, since the proposed design was another boarish attempt at turning the little town of Hanover into a subaltern New Haven.”
“2131: In his Annointed flesh, sticke boarish phangs.”
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