Definition of loutish in English:

loutish

Line breaks: lout|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊtɪʃ
 
/

adjective

(Of a man or boy) uncouth and aggressive; thuggish: youths responsible for awful, loutish behaviour
More example sentences
  • They are a tight-knit community with people of status at the helm, but even their best efforts cannot control the lunatic, bullying, and loutish few.
  • They are worried they will have to put up with loutish behaviour from rowdy drinkers, vandalism and kitchen smells.
  • She claimed that loutish youths, prying locals and boorish day-trippers were making life intolerable.
Synonyms

Derivatives

loutishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Independent travellers are also capable of behaving as loutishly as the most inebriated package holidaymaker.
  • Political officials loudly and loutishly challenge the judiciary's power as well as its decisions.
  • It's full of different characters, stylishly or loutishly dressed, as the case may be.

loutishness

noun
More example sentences
  • By creating this category of loutishness or kids hanging around the Government can acknowledge anxieties without admitting there may be a problem with crime.
  • But there is a sense among many, heightened by recent headlines, that the speed and regularity with which inane and drunken loutishness turns violent is sufficiently alarming to become a national priority.
  • He insisted that it was this ‘poverty’ which acted as ‘the breeding ground of the violence, loutishness and addiction which blights areas of our city’.

Definition of loutish in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...