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Definition of "boorish" []

  • Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boorish" in a sentence
  • "FDR was branded as a sick demented dictator, Truman was called a boorish drunk, Kennedy was a spineless commie dupe."
  • "Mountains of northern Spain leave their poor country for a time for the richer provinces of Portugal and Spain, where they become porters, water-carriers and scavengers, and are known as boorish, but industrious and honest."
  • "If Americans acted this way, we'd be called boorish or jingoistic."