Definition of uncouth in English:

uncouth

Line breaks: un|couth
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkuːθ
 
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adjective

  • 2 archaic (Of a place) wild, remote, or spartan: his uncouth cell in Fleet prison
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    • But, like many other prosperous geezers, they would prefer to hit the links and avoid uncouth places where nobody has heard of Metamucil.

Derivatives

uncouthly

adverb
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  • He hated when guys talked about his sister, especially in that degrading uncouthly lewd way they loved, especially in the locker rooms.
  • Also, I responded rather uncouthly to Tom's amusement when he found out that I had gotten detention.
  • Evander stared at her uncouthly when her face was revealed to him fully by the lights from the front of the venue.

uncouthness

noun
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  • Probably not very, given the essential uncouthness of the town, but at least it shows they're trying.
  • The penchant for booing by baseball spectators probably reached its lowest level of uncouthness in 1985 when the first-place Toronto Blue Jays met the second-place Yankees in the opener of a crucial four-game series at Yankee Stadium.
  • Uncertain what to be more mad at, Eric's drugs, Eric's uncouthness, or his own inability to think, he turned his head back towards Bryan's smirking cousin.

Origin

Old English uncūth 'unknown', from un-1 'not' + cūth (past participle of cunnan 'know, be able').

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