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Uncouth

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Uncouth \Un*couth"\ ([u^]n*k[=oo]th"), adjective [OE. uncouth, AS. unc[=u][eth] unknown, strange: un- (see {Un-} not) + c[=u][eth] known, p. p. of cunnan to know. See {Can} to be able, and cf. {Unco}, {Unked}.]

1. Unknown. [Obs.] "This uncouth errand." --Milton.

To leave the good that I had in hand, In hope of better that was uncouth. --Spenser.

2. Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant. [Obs.]

Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich. --Chaucer.

3. Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners. "Uncouth in guise and gesture." --I. Taylor.

I am surprised with an uncouth fear. --Shak.

Thus sang the uncouth swain. --Milton.

Syn: See {Awkward}. -- {Un*couth"ly}, adverb -- {Un*couth"ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

uncouth

adjective

1: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich" [syn: {coarse}, {common}, {rough-cut}, {uncouth}, {vulgar}]


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