boorish

  • 1 Boorish — Boor ish, a. Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly. {Boor ish*ly}, adv. {Boor ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Which is in truth a gross and boorish opinion. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 boorish — index ignoble, inelegant, perverse, provincial, uncouth, unseemly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 boorish — 1560s, from BOOR (Cf. boor) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Boorishly; boorishness …

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  • 4 boorish — loutish, clownish (see under BOOR) Analogous words: *awkward, clumsy, maladroit, inept: *rude, discourteous, ungracious, uncivil, impolite, ill mannered Antonyms: gentlemanly Contrasted words: *suave, urbane, smooth: courteous, courtly, gallant,… …

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  • 5 boorish — [adj] crude, awkward bad mannered, barbaric, bearish, cantankerous, churlish, cloddish, clodhopping*, clownish, clumsy, coarse, countrified, gross*, gruff, ill bred, ill mannered, impolite, inurbane, loud, loutish, lowbred, oafish, ornery, out of …

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  • 6 boorish — [boor′ish] adj. like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill mannered SYN. RUDE boorishly adv. boorishness n …

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  • 7 boorish — adjective Date: 1562 resembling or befitting a boor (as in crude insensitivity) • boorishly adverb • boorishness noun Synonyms: boorish, churlish, loutish, clownish mean uncouth in manners or appearance. boorish …

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  • 8 boorish — boorishly, adv. boorishness, n. /boor ish/, adj. of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive. [1555 65; BOOR + ISH1] Syn. coarse, uncouth, loutish, churlish. BOORISH, OAFISH, RUDE, UNCOUTH all describe persons, acts, manners, or mannerisms… …

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  • 9 boorish — [[t]bʊ͟ərɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Boorish behaviour is rough, uneducated, and rude. What I did was not just stupid or boorish my actions were just plain wrong. Syn: oafish Ant: genteel …

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  • 10 boorish — boor|ish [ burıʃ ] adjective rude and not caring about other people s feelings: his boorish behavior ╾ boor|ish|ly adverb ╾ boor|ish|ness noun uncount …

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  • 11 boorish — adjective we will not tolerate such boorish behavior from our officers Syn: coarse, uncouth, rude, ill bred, ill mannered, uncivilized, unrefined, rough, thuggish, loutish, oafish, lubberly, lumpen; vulgar, unsavory, gross, brutish, Neanderthal …

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  • 12 boorish — UK [ˈbʊərɪʃ] / US [ˈbʊrɪʃ] adjective rude and not caring about other people s feelings his boorish behaviour Derived words: boorishly adverb boorishness noun uncountable …

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  • 13 boorish — boor ► NOUN ▪ a rough and bad mannered person. DERIVATIVES boorish adjective boorishly adverb boorishness noun. ORIGIN Low German b r or Dutch boer farmer …

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  • 14 boorish — adjective ill mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance was boorish and insensitive the loutish manners of a bully her stupid oafish husband aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude • Syn: ↑loutish, ↑neanderthal, ↑nean …

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  • 15 boorish — adjective Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured. See Also: boor, boorishly, boorishness …

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  • 16 boorish — Synonyms and related words: all thumbs, awkward, barbarian, barbaric, blunderheaded, blundering, bucolic, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, caddish, careless, carlish, churlish, cloddish, clodhopping, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, coarse,… …

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  • 17 boorish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ill mannered, vulgar, rude; rustic, clownish. See vulgarity, discourtesy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ill mannered, clumsy, churlish, insensitive; see rude 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at rude . III… …

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  • 18 boorish — boor·ish || bÊŠÉ™rɪʃ adj. loutish, coarse, ill bred, uncivilized …

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  • 19 boorish — a. Rustic, rude, clownish, loutish, bearish, awkward, clumsy, ungainly, coarse, rough, unrefined, uncourtly, ungraceful, gawky, lubberly …

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  • 20 boorish — adj 1. rude, vulgar, uncouth, coarse, unmannerly, ill mannered, ill bred; churlish, brutish, barbaric, crude, crass, base, low, vile, contemptible; loutish, oafish, doltish, cloddish, stolid, clodhopping, gawkish or gawky, lubberly, lumpish,… …

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