Definitions for uncouth
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coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgaradjective
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
"he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Odd; strange; unusual.
Etymology: uncuð , Saxon.
A very uncouth sight was to behold,
How he did fashion his untoward pace;
For as he forward mov’d his footing old,
So backward still was turn’d his wrinkled face. Fairy Queen.
The lovers standing in this doleful wise,
A warrior bold unwares approached near,
Uncouth in arms yclad, and strange disguise. Edward Fairfax.
I am surprized with an uncouth fear;
A chilling sweat o’erruns my trembling joints;
My heart suspects more than mine eye can see. William Shakespeare.
The trouble of thy thoughts this night
Affects me equally; nor can I like
This uncouth dream, of evil sprung, I fear. John Milton.
For I that day was absent, as befel,
Bound on a voyage uncouth, and obscure,
Far on excursion toward the gates of hell. John Milton.
It was so uncouth a sight, for a fox to appear without a tail, that the very thought made him weary of his life. Roger L'Estrange.
The secret ceremonies I conceal,
Uncouth, perhaps unlawful to reveal. Dryden.
I am more in danger to misunderstand his true meaning, than if I had come to him with a mind unpossessed by doctors of my sect, whose reasonings will of course make all chime that way, and make the genuine meaning of the author seem harsh, strained, and uncouth to me. John Locke.
He made that a pleasant study, which, in the hands of Bartolus and Baldus, was uncouth and rugged. Thomas Baker.
uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant
unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-kōōth′, adj. awkward, ungraceful, esp. in manners or language, grotesque, odd.—adv. Uncouth′ly.—n. Uncouth′ness. [A.S. uncúdh—un-, not, cúdh, gecúdh, known—cunnan, to know.]
The numerical value of uncouth in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of uncouth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- fremd, fremdartig, sonderbar, tölpelhaft, schwerfällig, grobschlächtig, tumbGerman
- kömpelö, outo, karkea, tökeröFinnish
- gràisgeilScottish Gaelic
- csiszolatlan, faragatlanHungarian
- grossolano, rozzo, strano, goffo, grezzoItalian
- inerat Vitellio simplicitasLatin
- tūhourangi, mohowao, mohoaoMāori
- keitete, ukultivert, klossete, underligNorwegian
- необычный, неотёсанный, грубый, неуклюжий, неловкий, неповоротливыйRussian
- ohyfsad, ofinSwedish
- غیر اخلاقیUrdu
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