of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive.
- boor·ish·ly, adverb
- boor·ish·ness, noun
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How to use boorish in a sentence
Then a noisy, boorish and very large American family invades the beach.Olivia Colman Is Extraordinary in The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal's Bold Directorial Debut | Stephanie Zacharek | September 5, 2021 | Time
Anyone would be upset, but nothing justified his overbearing and boorish behavior.
A senior member of Russia's parliament called the remarks “boorish.”
My aunt is quite confident that you, whom she calls the "Pope of Etiquette," will set me straight and tell me that I'm being boorish.
Costa was to prove himself equally boorish when, ten minutes into the second-half, he headbutted Martins Indi, a Dutch midfielder.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014 | Tunku Varadarajan | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Consequently, he was booed every time he touched the ball by the boorish, and unforgiving, Brazilians in the crowd.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014 | Tunku Varadarajan | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Octopus is one of those sleazy and boorish Americans whose instincts prove correct.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea | Michael Weiss | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The commercial culture will tolerate multiple divorces, trips to rehab, and all sorts of boorish behavior.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen | Daniel Gross | June 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
All those messy emotions, the obsessive thoughts, the clenched teeth, are considered boorish and barbaric.
Have you come again to disturb me to no purpose, and to bring me some boorish fellow, as you did just now?Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII) | Charles Paul de Kock
Most young people think they are natural when they are only boorish and rude.
Only vacant or boorish faces met her eyes; it was not a high-class crowd that had come to see the Two-headed Girl.Quicksilver Sue | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Beginning by viewing the Colonel in sulky silence, he had answered his kinsman's overtures only by a rude stare or a boorish word.The Wild Geese | Stanley John Weyman
We became particularly hot upon some boorish sneer of Drummle's, to the effect that we were too free with our money.Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for boorish
ill-mannered, clumsy, or insensitive; rude
- boorishly, adverb
- boorishness, noun
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