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uncouth

[ uhn-kooth ]
/ ʌnˈkuθ /
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adjective
awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly: uncouth behavior; an uncouth relative who embarrasses the family.
strange and ungraceful in appearance or form.
unusual or strange.
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Origin of uncouth

before 900; Middle English; Old English uncūth (see un-1, couth2); cognate with Dutch onkond

synonym study for uncouth

1. See boorish.

OTHER WORDS FROM uncouth

un·couth·ly, adverbun·couth·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uncouth

uncouth
/ (ʌnˈkuːθ) /

adjective
lacking in good manners, refinement, or grace

Derived forms of uncouth

uncouthly, adverbuncouthness, noun

Word Origin for uncouth

Old English uncūth, from un- 1 + cūth familiar; related to Old High German kund known, Old Norse kunnr
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