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noun as in bad manners

noun as in barbarity

noun as in ingratitude

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Example Sentences

Those who knew Tenev and Bhatt at Stanford say the pair were more bookish than boorish.

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Of course, their habitual drinking and general boorishness are not why they are unemployed.

More troubling is a weakness for the company of the super-rich and a reputation for boorishness.

Friendliness comes between the excessive desire to please and boorishness.

The never-failing goodness of the chevalier could not but overcome my boorishness; nay, more, it rapidly won my heart.

She had always resented the imputation of boorishness and lack of culture his enemies had made against the man she loved.

I see no evidence of the boorishness I have always associated with the lives of the Barons of England.

"I am having a very interesting and instructive morning in this atmosphere of Irish boorishness," said he.


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On this page you'll find 192 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boorishness, such as: ignorance, ineptitude, amateurishness, artlessness, coarseness, and crudeness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.