Definition of ill-bred in English:

ill-bred

adjective

  • Badly brought up or rude.

    • ‘In the eyes of many Chinese, kitchens, especially public ones, can be associated with bloody slaughtering, pungent smells and ill-bred shouting.’
    • ‘As a schoolgirl, she was the butt of taunts by ill-bred bullies who railed at her as a ‘retard.’’
    • ‘What exactly would make a ill-bred girl such as yourself so blissful?’
    • ‘Since ‘any ill-bred person threatened to undermine everyone else's claims to gentility, such rudeness had to be banned from polite social intercourse’.’
    • ‘People who call others weirdo simply because of their beliefs, are both ill-bred and stupid.’
    • ‘Indeed, it is the rudists who have suffered from a singular lack of courtesy from ill-bred geologists, who rejoice in pointing out that rudist masses are not really ‘reefs.’’
    • ‘He may be right on the issue, but it's so ill-bred for him to bring it up.’
    • ‘You may insult me because I accept you are ill-bred and ignorant!’
    • ‘I am really quite disturbed by the fanaticism and intolerance shown by these ill-bred youths.’
    • ‘But she is much mortified by her vulgar grandmother Mme Duval, her ill-bred relatives, and the pursuit of her bold and persistent lover Sir Clement Willoughby.’
    • ‘We have seen a gentleman at the end of a round dance escort a lady to a seat, retaining his arm about her waist, but he was very verdant, or very ill-bred.’
    • ‘Somalin yelled, ‘I'm paying for you, ill-bred brat!’’
    • ‘Would you be kind enough to go back on deck and tell Kay that I said she's an uncultivated, ill-bred sybarite?’
    • ‘He makes Eduardo and Hernandez look like the scrappy, ill-bred urchins they are.’
    • ‘Now you know what it feels like to have your property defiled by ill-bred scum.’
    • ‘Some critics have noted that Cowley may have drawn her idea of Letitia posing as an ill-bred rustic from Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, but if she did, she gave the plot device a major twist.’
    • ‘There are many ill-bred crooks and criminals out there who try to install malicious software and scripts on unsuspecting web surfers.’
    • ‘It is extremely ill-bred, though extremely common, to press one to eat of anything.’
    • ‘For they are vacuous, ill-bred fools who know less about video games than they do about recording interesting music.’
    • ‘These ill-bred people have to be shot… and we will shoot them.’
    ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, uncivil
    boorish, churlish, loutish, vulgar, common, coarse, crass, gross, uncouth, crude, unpolished, uncivilized, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unsophisticated, unrefined, ungallant, indelicate, indecorous, unseemly
    yobbish, ignorant, plebby, cloddish
    common as muck
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Pronunciation:

ill-bred

/ˈil ˈˌbred/