loutish

adjective lout·ish \ ˈlau̇-tish \

Definition of loutish

:resembling or befitting a lout

loutishly

adverb

loutishness

noun

Examples of loutish in a Sentence

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

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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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