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of or like a boor; unmannered; crude; insensitive.
Contemporary Examples

Remove a Stain on the Supreme Court by Impeaching Justice Scalia David R. Dow December 13, 2012
Quiz: Who Said It, Dominique Strauss-Kahn or Gérard Depardieu? Michael Solomon February 6, 2012
Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014 Tunku Varadarajan June 12, 2014
State of Working America Michael Tomasky September 10, 2012
The Oscars’ Brett Ratner Disaster Richard Rushfield November 8, 2011

Historical Examples

The Fortune of the Rougons Emile Zola
Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
The Book of Business Etiquette Nella Henney
The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds

ill-mannered, clumsy, or insensitive; rude


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