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

Good Riddance to Prince Andrew’s Day Job! William Underhill July 22, 2011

Historical Examples

Scribner’s Magazine, Volume 26, July 1899 Various
The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol VII Various
In the Court of King Arthur Samuel Lowe
The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. Various
The Potiphar Papers George William Curtis
Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
Toppleton’s Client John Kendrick Bangs
The Southerner Thomas Dixon

ill-mannered, clumsy, or insensitive; rude


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