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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNCOUTHLY

It could not have diminished their sufferings any to be so uncouthly represented.

Up looms Umberto, uncouthly casting them one and all into the shade.

He experienced a momentary pang of shame that he should walk so uncouthly.

It jerked itself forward, and rose slowly and uncouthly in the air.

It contained some lines of a very rugged doggerel, hardly even rhyming, written in a gross character, and most uncouthly spelt.

It contained some lines of very rugged doggerel, hardly even rhyming, written in a gross character, and most uncouthly spelt.

In very early art they are mostly symbolised, and sometimes oddly and uncouthly; and even so by Angelico da Fiesole.

He worked slowly and uncouthly, but with the precision that was a part of his character, and made exact and strong stitches.

He was finding nothing to say to Rue Carew, or saying what 318 he said as crudely and uncouthly as any haymaker in Gayfield.

So the moorsmen, blessing her uncouthly for her fairness and kind words, went back with their furs and bows into their fastnesses.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English uncuð "unknown, uncertain, unfamiliar," from un- (1) "not" + cuð "known, well-known," past participle of cunnan "to know" (see can (v.)). Meaning "strange, crude, clumsy" is first recorded 1510s. The compound (and the thing it describes) widespread in IE languages, cf. Latin ignorantem, Old Norse ukuðr, Gothic unkunþs, Sanskrit ajnatah, Armenian ancanaut', Greek agnotos, Old Irish ingnad "unknown."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNCOUTHLY

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