boorish

adjective boor·ish \ ˈbu̇r-ish \

Definition of boorish

: resembling or befitting a rude or insensitive person : resembling or befitting a boor
  • boorish remarks

boorishly

adverb

boorishness

noun

Examples of boorish in a Sentence

  1. boorish behavior, such as yelling for service in restaurants

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Origin and Etymology of boorish

see boor

Synonym Discussion of boorish

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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