What does the word uncouth mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Uncouthness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Uncouthly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Outlandish; odd; ungainly.

Usage examples for uncouth

  1. What an achievement for this uncouth Scotch lawyer to have accomplished! – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  2. The Americans were to her rough, uncouth, and vulgar,- and she told them so. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  3. On entering the ships the girls showed no signs of grief nor alarm, though surrounded by what to them must have been uncouth and formidable beings. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving