One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Rough and bad-mannered; coarse.‘boorish behaviour’
coarse, uncouth, rude, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill-bred, ill-mannered, churlish, gruff, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unsophisticated, unrefined, common, rough, thuggish, loutishView synonyms
- ‘Decent people are routinely infuriated, intimidated and frightened by the boorish minority - and that is why it has become such a huge political issue.’
- ‘If this was just a joke on his part then I apologize, but it came off rude and boorish.’
- ‘He's been given a priceless chance to put a positive spin on the events of his life, but still manages to come off as boorish, sexist and vulgar.’
- ‘It's possible to view a pirate as boorish and crass or as vivacious and life-loving.’
- ‘In interview, he'll often segue into a boorish, rambling mode which - while always hilarious - still seems like performance.’
- ‘So you will appreciate I have a right and a duty to speak out when I witness boorish and loutish behaviour on the streets of Sligo, from whatever quarter it comes.’
- ‘She claimed that loutish youths, prying locals and boorish day-trippers were making life intolerable.’
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