Monday, 12 March 2012

Entry: swinishest (adj.)


In context: "The way he studied objects with a welder's eye for those strongest centered seams which when pressured by the swinishest slouch still support."

Definition: From swinish (adj.): Having the character or disposition of a swine; hoggish, piggish; sensual, gluttonous; coarse, gross, or degraded in nature.

Other:  When I think of hogs, the first adjective that comes to mind isn't usually sensual.  I am a fancy gentleman, though.

At any rate, a very old word (swinish, that is), to 1200 CE.

SNOOT score: 1


Page:158
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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