A Dictionary of the English Language
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Boarish

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Bo'arish. adj. [from boar.] Swinish; brutal; cruel.

        I would not see thy cruel nails
Pluck out his poor old eyes; nor thy fierce sister,
In his anointed flesh stick boarish phangs.
Shakesp. K. Lear.

Sources: Shakespeare's King Lear (144)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Boarish." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=17791.


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