Definitions

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  • adv. In an uncouth manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rarely; elegantly.
  • In an uncouth manner; oddly; strangely; awkwardly; clumsily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an uncouth manner

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Examples

  • The big-bodied, white-skinned northern dweller, rude and ferocious, bellows his anger uncouthly and drives a gross fist into the face of his foe.

    CHAPTER 20

  • He was no more sober than the crowd above which he now towered -- a wild crowd, uncouthly garmented, every foot moccasined or muc-lucked [3], with mittens dangling from necks and with furry ear-flaps raised so that they took on the seeming of the winged helmets of the Norsemen.

    Chapter III

  • He experienced a momentary pang of shame that he should walk so uncouthly.

    Chapter 1

  • But, nevertheless, blithering on uncouthly: regarding trespassing/squatting, empty structures are always posted (in my experience); it comes down to whether the owner, local police, and local courts all actually are prepared to enforce it.

    "Only mustard isn't a bird," Alice remarked.

  • I thought she spoke in a curious fashion, uncouthly, with a pronounced accent.

    Edith Södergran: a biographical profile - 4

  • What ensued from the point when I stepped out of my father's house I can only report secondhand, as there was, after a short while, as I posed, a most uncouthly uproar that occasioned me to walk straight back into the room.

    The Stream and The Torrent

  • The sleepiest and shabbiest of soldiery go wandering about, with the double curse of laziness and poverty, uncouthly wrinkling their misfitting regimentals; the dirtiest of children play with their impromptu toys (pigs and mud) in the feeblest of gutters; and the gauntest of dogs trot in and out of the dullest of archways, in perpetual search of something to eat, which they never seem to find.

    Pictures from Italy

  • I don†™ t recall well-mannered former Republican Presidents acting so uncouthly.

    Think Progress » Daschle Asked To Depoliticize Iraq War Vote, Bush Refused

  • “I don†™ t recall well-mannered former Republican Presidents acting so uncouthly.”

    Think Progress » Daschle Asked To Depoliticize Iraq War Vote, Bush Refused

  • I tried uncouthly to imitate the tune to the ladies of the family at breakfast, and they say it is “the shadow dance of Dinorah.”

    Roundabout Papers

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