Loutish Lout"ish, a. Clownish; rude; awkward. ``Loutish clown.'' --Sir P. Sidney. -- {Lout"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Lout"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • loutish — adjective ill mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance was boorish and insensitive the loutish manners of a bully her stupid oafish husband aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude • Syn: ↑boorish, ↑neanderthal, ↑nean …   Useful english dictionary

  • loutish — adjective Date: 1542 resembling or befitting a lout Synonyms: see boorish • loutishly adverb • loutishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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