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ill-bred

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Definition of ill-bred in English:

adjective

Badly brought up or rude: this officer was so ill-bred that he could not distinguish between claret and burgundy ill-bred behaviour
More example sentences
  • He may be right on the issue, but it's so ill-bred for him to bring it up.
  • You may insult me because I accept you are ill-bred and ignorant!
  • As a schoolgirl, she was the butt of taunts by ill-bred bullies who railed at her as a ‘retard.’
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ill breeding

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noun
Example sentences
  • While the men continued to show their ill breeding with their manner of speaking, Keira and Melissa were open but polite.

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