Definition of Boarish

1. a. Swinish; brutal; cruel.



Definition of Boarish

1. Adjective. (obsolete) swinish; brutal; cruel ¹

2. Adjective. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boarish

1. swinish; coarse [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boarish

boardsailing
boardsailings
boardsailor
boardsailors
boardshorts
boardslide
boardsport
boardwalk
boardwalks
boarfish
boarfishes
boarhide
boarhides
boarhound
boarhounds
boarish (current term)
boarlike
boars
boart
boarts
boas
boast
boastance
boasted
boaster
boasters
boastest
boasteth
boastful
boastfull

Literary usage of Boarish

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1. Strictures on Mr. Collier's New Edition of Shakespeare, 1858 by Alexander Dyce (1859)
"nor thy fierce sister In his anointed flesh rash boarish fangs. ... 4tos : the folio poorly reads ' stick boarish fangs.' Steevens observes, that to ' rash' ..."

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