You might be tempted to describe your greedy lunch companions as porcine, but you should try to resist the urge. Porcine means "like a pig."

The adjective porcine is a scientific term for talking about pigs, but it's also useful for describing anything — or anyone — resembling a pig. A large, shiny-faced man might appear porcine to you, and so might a group of hungry kids who shove and jostle each other to get their hands on a plate of brownies. The Latin root is porcus, or "pig."

Definitions of porcine

adj relating to or suggesting swine

“comparison between human and porcine pleasures”

adj resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy

hoggish, piggish, piggy, swinish
given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

adj repellently fat

“a bald porcine old man”
having an (over)abundance of flesh

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