boorish boorish  /ˈbʊ rɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

Usage(s):

  1. Mariam is the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy playboy, forced into a loveless marriage to the boorish shoemaker Rasheed.
  2. Yes, Americans could be boorish and loud, but Europe could be tired and sad.
  3. The suggestion that Judy wore a bra, and that Mickey might have wanted to unhook it, would have been so unthinkable that to mention it, even now, seems boorish.

News

  1. Garcia tries to move on after gaffe with Woods

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Sergio Garcia already has drawn the ire of Tiger Woods. The Philly crowd could be on him next. Garcia could feel the wrath — and hear those familiar boos — from fans who have largely embraced Woods following his two-year run in suburban Philadelphia with the AT&T National. Garcia's "fried chicken" comment about Woods and other incidents of boorish behavior, notably, a run-in with ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Sergio Garcia tries to move on after gaffe with Tiger Woods

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Sergio Garcia already has drawn the ire of Tiger Woods. The Philly crowd could be on him next. Garcia could feel the wrath — and hear those familiar boos — from fans who have largely embraced Woods following his two-year run in suburban Philadelphia with the AT&T National. Garcia's "fried chicken" comment about Woods and other incidents of boorish behavior, notably, a run-in with ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Theater Of The Absurd: Have Audiences Lost Their Manners?

    Margot Adler looks at Broadway audiences and whether they've gotten more boorish.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "The AWB saw an emerging threat to their lucrative market that was being taken up by a fast-growing number of grain growers, and they immediately sought control of it through a boorish takeover," Mrs Mirabella said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Sophie Mirabella Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "As the first prominent sportsperson on this island to come out...... he has challenged that boorish machismo that still underpins a lot of Irish society and a lot of GAA life. And he has challenged those of us who by our silence are accomplices in...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Tom Humphries Source: AFP

  3. "But such is our boorish love of the oi-oi-oi macho that few Australians want to believe we're no better than the Indians we're so keen to condemn. Sure enough, Singh is no angel, and India's cricket administrators have acted like thugs against the...
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Andrew Bolt Source: MSN India

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