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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;
- Example: "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"
- Example: "behavior that branded him as common"
- Example: "an untutored and uncouth human being"
- Example: "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"
- Example: "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"
- Example: "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
[syn: coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Uncouth \Un*couth"\ ([u^]n*k[=oo]th"), a. [OE. uncouth, AS. unc[=u][eth] unknown, strange: un- (see Un- not) + c[=u][eth] known, p. p. of cunnan to know. See Can to be able, and cf. Unco, Unked.] 1. Unknown. [Obs.] "This uncouth errand." --Milton. [1913 Webster] To leave the good that I had in hand, In hope of better that was uncouth. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners. "Uncouth in guise and gesture." --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] I am surprised with an uncouth fear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus sang the uncouth swain. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Awkward. [1913 Webster] -- Un*couth"ly, adv. -- Un*couth"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

uncouth adj 1: 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" [syn: coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "uncouth": Doric, Gothic, Neanderthal, abandoned, all thumbs, animal, awkward, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, bizarre, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, broad, brutal, brutish, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, cacophonous, careless, churlish, cloddish, clodhopping, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, coarse, countrified, country-born, country-bred, crass, crude, cumbersome, curious, deserted, desolate, discourteous, disrespectful, doggerel, dysphemistic, earthy, eccentric, erratic, farmerish, fingers all thumbs, forsaken, frank, from the sticks, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, gross, gutter, ham-fisted, ham-handed, harsh, hayseed, heavy-handed, hick, hicky, hobnailed, hulking, hulky, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impermanent, impolite, improper, impure, in bad taste, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecorous, inelegant, infelicitous, inurbane, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, low, lubberly, lumbering, lumpen, lumpish, maladroit, noncivilized, oafish, odd, oddball, outlandish, ponderous, primitive, quaint, queer, rank, raw, rough, rough-and-ready, rube, rude, rummy, savage, sloppy, solitary, stiff, tasteless, troglodytic, uncalled-for, uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncourtly, uncultivated, uncultured, undignified, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unkempt, unlicked, unpolished, unrefined, unseemly, untamed, unwieldy, up-country, vulgar, wild, yokel, yokelish