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Word: uncouth

Definition: boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish

Sentences Containing 'uncouth'

All the editions printed in Spain from 1637 to 1771, when the famous printer Ibarra took it up, were mere trade editions, badly and carelessly printed on vile paper and got up in the style of chap-books intended only for popular use, with, in most instances, uncouth illustrations and clap-trap additions by the publisher.
And besides all this they are harsh in their style, incredible in their achievements, licentious in their amours, uncouth in their courtly speeches, prolix in their battles, silly in their arguments, absurd in their travels, and, in short, wanting in everything like intelligent art; for which reason they deserve to be banished from the Christian commonwealth as a worthless breed."
But, like life also, it is a poor thing and a very uncouth affair if it has nothing but primitive conditions to recommend it.
During the process wood-working tools would be used, as the student still was an "uncouth man" (German "ungehobelt", unplaned).
For many years, she was apparently in love with the captain of the Royal Guard, Joseph Hyacinthe Fran├žois de Paule de Rigaud, Comte de Vaudreuil, although it was felt by many of her friends that Vaudreuil was too domineering and too uncouth for the kind of society in which Gabrielle now moved.
From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted other lists of uncertain whales, blessed with all manner of uncouth names.
He translated many parts of Scripture into uncouth verse and was also prolific, but unknown poet.
His voice and language are more uncouth, and more difficult to be understood by those who are not used to them.
They gazed awhile in admiration at my strange uncouth dress; my coat made of skins, my wooden-soled shoes, and my furred stockings; whence, however, they concluded, I was not a native of the place, who all go naked.
Though there is much in primary sources referring to folk music of the time, it is virtually all written by those who condemned the songs as uncouth.
Toller, for that is his name, is a rough, uncouth man, with grizzled hair and whiskers, and a perpetual smell of drink.
Wolf thought of Gould as a shrewd and uncouth man.

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