Definition of Boorish

1. Adjective. Ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance. "Aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"

Exact synonyms: Loutish, Neandertal, Neanderthal, Oafish, Swinish
Similar to: Unrefined
Derivative terms: Boorishness



Definition of Boorish

1. a. Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly.

Definition of Boorish

1. Adjective. Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boorish

1. rude [adj] - See also: rude

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boorish

boonga
boongary
boongarys
boongas
boongs
boonies
boonless
boons
boop
boops
boor
boord
boorde
boordes
boords
boorish (current term)
boorishly
boorishness
boorishnesses
boorka
boorkas
boors
boortree
boortrees
booru
boos
boose
boosed
booser
boosers

Literary usage of Boorish

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1. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"Isolation of provincial society—boorish manners of the peasantry—The squire—The country parson as he was—The rural Sunday—Furniture of country ..."

2. The Englishwoman in Russia: Impressions of the Society and Manners of the by A lady (1855)
"... good bargain and a bad one—The gardener—A boorish audience—The peasants— Superstitions and ignorance—Anecdotes. IN the summer-time the country in Russia ..."

3. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"... clownish, boorish ; churl its, insolent; 4. deep, base, broad (of a »oici); jj-er Era^t, thick wire; .... boorish ..."

4. The Works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë (1896)
"been accustomed to a boorish sort of insolence from my youth up : the ' classe ouvri^re '—that is, the working people in Belgium—bear themselves brutally ..."

5. Hand-book of Latin Synonymes by Ludwig von Doederlein (1841)
"... to awkwardness : whereas agrestis, like boorish, has a reference to shamelessness and vulgarity, is never used in a good sense, but borders on feritas, ..."

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