lout·​ish | \ ˈlau̇-tish How to pronounce loutish (audio) \

Definition of loutish

: resembling or befitting a lout

Other Words from loutish

loutishly adverb
loutishness noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of loutish in a Sentence

the loutish bully didn't have a whole lot of friends
Recent Examples on the Web Mira is attracted to the hunky commander Avraham (Yadin Gellen), while loutish serviceman Jamous (Elad Levi) pursues hot-tempered redhead Naomi (Neta Roth). Alissa Simon, Variety, 15 July 2022 Thus his ex-wife, a bank teller, becomes finance minister; a beat cop who refuses to take bribes (Oleksandr Pikalov) becomes defense minister; and the loutish actor Sergei Viktorovich Mukhin (Yevhen Koshovy) becomes foreign minister. David Klion, The New Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 Leger finds him on a yacht, but before much is said, a loutish boat captain arrives to entice them with booze, heroin and women. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, 14 Aug. 2020 Of course, there is something loutish about driving this very proper British convertible so barbarously fast—a little like putting four olives in your afternoon restorative at the Lord's Club. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 20 May 2020 Skepticism about the cult of the loutish writer goes back at least to the first century b.c. Sarah Ruden, National Review, 23 Jan. 2020 Darts staggered out of the pub and onto television in the 1970s, but low viewing-figures and a loutish reputation eventually led broadcasters and sponsors to pull the plug. The Economist, 2 Jan. 2020 Haddon has borrowed his structure from the play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, co-authored by Shakespeare and, many argue, another loutish dramatist, George Wilkins–both of whom appear as characters. Nicholas Mancusi, Time, 13 June 2019 One of Faith’s acolytes, Greer Kadetsky, is a lovely, bookish young woman who has a gross encounter with a loutish frat boy during her first week of college. Clare Mchugh, Time, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of loutish

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Loutish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loutish. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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