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Definition of the adjective uncouth

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adjective - degrees: more uncouth / uncouther | most uncouth / uncouthest

  1. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

Alternative definition of the adjective uncouth


  1. [archaic] Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
  2. Clumsy, awkward.
  3. Unrefined, crude.


"Uncouth" a.k.a. "Junglee" is a 1961 Indian movie produced and directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The music is by Shankar Jaikishan and the lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar and Asit Sen. Saira Banu, in her debut film, earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress.

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Google previewA shorter English grammar with ... exercises (1879)

by Charles Peter Mason

The adjective uncouth is a compound of the Past Participle, and in Milton means " unknown " { Lycidas, 186).

Google previewDictionary of the English Language Exhibiting Orthography, Pronunciation and Definition of Words (1861)

by Arnold James Cooley

Uncouth, On-k&öth', fln'-t, ft. 20, 37. Prim., unknown*; unusual*; odd, strange; not rendered pleasing by familiarity or contact with вое. (as manners or lang;.) ; awkw ., clumsy; rude, abrupt, brusque. H., uncouth ly, -le, ad. ; uncouth пей, a. 91.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1895)

Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory; Embracing Scientific and Other Terms, Numerous Familiar Terms and a Copious Selection of Old English Words by James Stormonth, Philip Henry Phelp

uncouth undetected in manners, as those trained at the court of a prince ; coarse; rustic. uncouth, a. fm-kdth' [AS. un, not, and cuth, known : AS. cunnan, to know — see cunning], strange ; awkward ; ungraceful : ungainly ; in OE. , unknown ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory... (1895)

by James Stormonth

uncouth in manners, as those trained at the court of a prince; coarse; rustic. uncouth, a. in-köth' [AS. un, not, and cuth, known: AS. cunnan, to know—see cunning], strange; awkward; ungraceful; ungainly ; in O.E., unknown : uncouthly, ad.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

trash, debris, garbage, offal rube bumpkin, hick, yokel, clodhopper, clown, lout, *boor, churl rude 1 Rude, rough, crude, raw, callow, green, uncouth mean deficient in the qualities that make for finish or for perfection in development or in use.

Google previewThe Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (2010)

A-clu by Joseph Thomas

with the language, many of the names may have, when written, an uncouth and ever formidable appearance, there is nothing uncouth or formidable in the sounds which they represent. Again, in the fifty thousand or more names ...

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Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business. (Garet Garrett)
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Scrabble value of U1N1C3O1U1T1H4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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