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Definition of Loutishness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Loutishness
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1. Self-formation; Or, The History of an Individual Mind: Intended as a Guide by Capel Lofft (1846)
"... upon it for a whole year, would laugh, and not impertinently either, at my loutishness. Surely there is something of a mystery in this. ..."
2. The Party, and Other Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1917)
"It's loutishness ! " he said. " loutishness and nothing more. Yes ! " Since Nikitin had been in love with Masha, everything at the ..."
3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"The loutishness of our poor men and women would disappear. Our young men would be better grown, better set up, more robust, active and handy, ..."
4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1905)
"His humour often degenerates into deliberate loutishness, affected oddity; and his tenderness of fancy sometimes approaches "childishness," or, ..."
5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1917)
"His humour often degenerates into deliberate loutishness, affected oddity; and his tenderness of fancy sometimes approaches 'childishness,' or, ..."
6. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1894)
"Anything's better than loutishness. Well! the lesson 'll come.' He continued. He spoke as he thought: he was not speaking what he was thinking. ..."