boorish

Part of speech: adjective

Rude; clownish.

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Usage examples "boorish":

  1. The Eskimo we found boorish and surly at all times, and the treachery of these people is shown by the fact that a few years previously they had brutally murdered Mr. Lopp's predecessor by shooting him with a whale- gun. - "From Paris to New York by Land", Harry de Windt.
  2. If I have been boorish or presuming in any way I sincerely beg your pardon." - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
  3. I do not mean that he is boorish or eccentric, merely that he is bookish and self- absorbed. - "The Opinions of a Philosopher", Robert Grant.