AskDefine | Define uncouth

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uncouth adj : 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, vulgar]

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Etymology

Old English uncūþ, corresponding to un- + couth.

Pronunciation

/ʌnˈku:θ/

Adjective

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