Definitions

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  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swinish; brutal; cruel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a boar; resembling a boar; swinish; sensual; cruel.

Etymologies

boar +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He just shook his boarish head and downed an entire pint of mead in one gulp, never breaking his glare from the walls.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The boarish creature ran right into the swarm of bees.

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  • 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.

    The Pirate City An Algerine Tale

  • 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.

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  • Calling them "swine" adds that boorish (boarish?) touch that makes the disease sound deadly.

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  • 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.

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  • 2131: In his Annointed flesh, sticke boarish phangs.

    King Lear (1623 First Folio Edition)

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