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loutish

adjective lout·ish \ˈla-tish\

Definition of LOUTISH

:  resembling or befitting a lout
lout·ish·ly adverb
lout·ish·ness noun

Examples of LOUTISH

  1. <the loutish bully didn't have a whole lot of friends>

First Known Use of LOUTISH

1542

Synonym Discussion of LOUTISH

boorish, churlish, loutish, clownish mean uncouth in manners or appearance. boorish implies rudeness of manner due to insensitiveness to others' feelings and unwillingness to be agreeable <a drunk's boorish behavior>. churlish suggests surliness, unresponsiveness, and ungraciousness <churlish remarks>. loutish implies bodily awkwardness together with stupidity <a loutish oaf>. clownish suggests ill-bred awkwardness, ignorance or stupidity, ungainliness, and often a propensity for absurd antics <an adolescent's clownish conduct>.

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