adjective Date: 1604 badly brought up or showing bad upbringing ; impolite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Ill-bred — a. Badly educated or brought up; impolite; incivil; rude. See Note under {Ill}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-bred — [il′bred′] adj. badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite …   English World dictionary

  • ill-bred — index blatant (obtrusive), inelegant, offensive (offending), presumptuous, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …   Law dictionary

  • ill-bred — adj rude or behaving badly, especially because your parents did not teach you to behave well …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-bred — ill′ bred′ adj. showing lack of good social breeding; unmannerly …   From formal English to slang

  • ill-bred — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ badly brought up or rude …   English terms dictionary

  • Ill-Bred — Infobox Television episode Title=Ill Bred Series= Season=3 Episode=18 (# overall) Airdate=April 18 2004 Production=E4520 Writer=Dick Wolf (creator) René Balcer (developer and story) Jim Sterling (story and teleplay) Director=Steve Shill… …   Wikipedia

  • ill-bred — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is ill bred, you mean that they have bad manners. They seemed to her rather vulgar and ill bred. Syn: uncouth …   English dictionary

  • ill-bred — /ˈɪl brɛd / (say il bred) adjective showing or due to lack of proper breeding; unmannerly; rude: ill bred, uncouth barbarians. –ill breeding /ɪl ˈbridɪŋ/ (say il breeding), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-bred — adjective rude or behaving badly, especially because your parents did not teach you to behave well: an ill bred upstart criticizing everyone else …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-bred — a. Impolite, uncivil, uncourteous, discourteous, uncourtly, unpolished, uncouth, rude, ill behaved, ill mannered …   New dictionary of synonyms

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