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Meaning of UNCOUTH

Pronunciation:  un'kooth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
 

UNCOUTH is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: coarse, common, unrefined, vulgar
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*couth"\, a. [OE. uncouth, AS. unc?? unknown,
strange: un- (see {Un-} not) + c?? known, p. p. of cunnan to
know. See {Can} to be able, and cf. {Unco}, {Unked}.]
1. Unknown. [Obs.] ``This uncouth errand.'' --Milton.

         To leave the good that I had in hand, In hope of
         better that was uncouth.              --Spenser.

2. Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant. [Obs.]

         Harness . . . so uncouth and so rish. --Chaucer.

3. Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also,
   odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners. ``Uncouth in
   guise and gesture.'' --I. Taylor.

         I am surprised with an uncouth fear.  --Shak.

         Thus sang the uncouth swain.          --Milton.

Syn: See {Awkward}. -- {Un*couth"ly}, adv. --
     {Un*couth"ness}, n.

 

 

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