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She looked up, so happily, that I began to reproach myself for my boorishness.

The boorishness of New York is now what impresses the British tourist.

Yet shall I find Sir Percival and make him pay for the boorishness of his page.

We should have boorishness accounted manliness, and impudence wit.

To accuse him of ignorance or boorishness would have been absurd.

I quite forgave his boorishness when he said he was glad to lose his wager.

I knew my boorishness was responsible for this, and resolved to leave her.

If, in spite of your boorishness, she sets you free, what will you do?

To sever oneself from such converse is to induce selfishness, boorishness (veneered or un-veneered), and inhumanity.

She has never seen aught but boorishness all her life, and any departure therefrom seems to her unnatural.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from boor (n.) + -ish. Related: Boorishly; boorishness.

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