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

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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, "Mark Haddon's Porpoise Is an Epic Hero's Tale Buoyed by Its Heroines," 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, "Meg Wolizter Explores Feminism and Friendship in The Female Persuasion," 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, "For a half century, the Santa Claus parade ruled San Francisco," 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, "Cubs survive immature outburst from John Lackey — again," 16 Sep. 2017 His new partner is a loutish drunk (Christopher McDonald) with a disillusioned anchorwoman (Jennifer Ehle) for a wife. Robert Abele, latimes.com, "'Wetlands' is a detective thriller so amateur it's criminal," 14 Sep. 2017 Bellows seats us among the engaged, loutish spectators. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "What Is American about American Art," 2 Sep. 2017 Beau Bratcher and Alison Logan make appropriate cartoons of Lord and Lady Mulligan, a loutish pair of bourgeois swells. Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com, "Tennessee Williams' 'Camino Real' a wild dream that will jolt audiences," 31 July 2017 When a fellow puppeteer, the loutish Timothy (Michael McIntire) takes some swipes at Jessica (a wry turn by Carolina Sanchez), the object of Jason’s affection, Tyrone unleashes a storm of retribution on behalf of his alter ego. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Hand to God’ miraculously funny in Berkeley," 11 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of loutish

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loutish was in 1542

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