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
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