1. [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.
To leave the good that I had in hand,
In hope of better that was uncouth. --Spenser.
2. Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant. [Obs.]
Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich. --Chaucer.
3. Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also,
odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners. "Uncouth in
guise and gesture." --I. Taylor.
I am surprised with an uncouth fear. --Shak.
Thus sang the uncouth swain. --Milton.
Syn: See Awkward.
[1913 Webster] -- Un*couth"ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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