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Definition of "uncouth" []

  • Crude; unrefined. (adjective)
  • Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful. (adjective)
  • Archaic Foreign; unfamiliar. (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 "uncouth" in a sentence
  • "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"