from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of being underbred; underbred conduct or utterances.


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  • How would you feel about someone bemoaning the slow death of the human race through underbreeding when actually there are plenty of brown babies being born?

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • While absence of an educated class seems to be damaging to a society, I'm not sure where the evidence of the "smart class underbreeding is a tragedy" comes from.

    Should Smart People Worry?

  • Such conduct represents that nadir of underbreeding and folly.

    X. The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive

  • That disagreeable quality in the voice which in an American woman is often the most easily perceptible note of underbreeding was not there.

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • You don't mind vulgarity and underbreeding because you are perfectly indifferent to people so long as they don't try to jump the fence about your own little private enclosure. "

    The Great God Success

  • She'd make a sensation in a Fifth Avenue drawing-room if she had the sense to keep her mouth shut, and not show her ignorance and underbreeding. "

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