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

Definition of loutish

: resembling or befitting a lout

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Other Words from loutish

loutishly adverb
loutishness noun

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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 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 Now the biggest parades on Market Street celebrate SF Pride and trophies by the San Francisco Giants, and the city’s most recognized Santa event, SantaCon, is a pub crawl known for amateur drinking and loutish behavior. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Dec. 2017 And Maddon essentially letting Lackey be Lackey only enables the loutish behavior to continue, perhaps next time in October. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, 16 Sep. 2017

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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