from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Crude; unrefined.
- adjective Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
- adjective Archaic Foreign; unfamiliar.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not known.
- Not commonly known; not familiar; strange; foreign.
- Strange and suspicious; uncanny; such as to arouse suspicion, dread, fear, or alarm.
- Strange and awkward; characterized by awkwardness, clumsiness, or oddity: now the usual meaning: as, uncouth manners or behavior.
- Not knowing; ignorant.
- Synonyms . Ungainly, Bungling, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Unknown.
- adjective obsolete Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant.
- adjective Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish.
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- adjective archaic
Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Well, you said you wanted to appear uncouth, and part of being uncouth is being like a rube, or 'stupid'.
What’s uncouth is that pell-mell deployment of punctuation, Paul.
Poland; as a principle, we hated Napoleon, though he had neither act nor part in the doings of the democrats; and the sea-songs of Dibdin, which our youth _now_ would call uncouth and ungraceful rhymes, were key-notes to public feeling; the English of that time were thoroughly
And that latter saying is true, though it must be remembered that Hallam wrote in the period when no English was recognized by literary people except that of the upper level, when they did not know that these so-called uncouth phrases were to return to common use.
Infidels must not be allowed to coin uncouth meanings for words, different from the known usage of the English tongue, for which Webster is undeniable authority.
He, being every day alarmed at the prospect of a successor, addressed himself to the task of conciliating Valens, who was of a rustic and rather simple character, by tickling him with all kinds of disguised flattery and caresses, calling his uncouth language and rude expressions "flowers of Ciceronian eloquence."
I am not without regard for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but my advice to those who do not want to be regarded as anything from uneducated to uncouth is to stick with the unadorned
Build on facts, not some silly argument about who's "uncouth".
Possibly some of us have been doing independent research into the state of health care financing and US policy since the first Bush was in office, and have been able to draw our own conclusions about Moore's information not based on his appearance or "uncouth" behavior?
How "uncouth", hey? sometimes I even get a hotdog.