boorishness boorishness  /ˈbʊ rɪʃ nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the manner of a rude or insensitive person
  2. (n) inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor

Usage(s):

  1. As more corporations adopt codes of conduct that outlaw boorishness, we may see managers stapling the broken contract to the pink slip.
  2. Her relationship with Peter becomes complicatedsetting up a storyline for future episodeswhen, despite his continued boorishness, he offers her help from behind bars.
  3. She is fully aware by this time that boorishness isn't limited to the countryside, and is sarcastic about the setbacks she has suffered since arriving in Beijing.

News

  • From ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ to ‘Abortion Barbie’: The Year in Sexism

    Oscars host Seth McFarlane's "We Saw Your Boobs" song was sexist, but not entirely unfitting for Hollywood, our columnist alleges. For the fairer sex, 2013 brought its share of slut-shaming, rape-excusing, abortion-denying, boob-obsessing and all-round double-standard misogynist boorishness. Hey, now! February: A global audience enjoyed Seth MacFarlane performing a frat boy song and dance ...
    on December 31, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. "To our deep regret, there are cases of police officers abusing their authority, demonstrating low moral values, indifference, callousness, and boorishness toward citizens, whose rights they are supposed to protect," Nurgaliyev said. "A...
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Rashid Nurgaliyev Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "Rabbit is not a character calculated to inspire affection, but he is an unflinchingly authentic specimen of American manhood, and his boorishness makes his rare moments of vulnerability and empathy that much more heartbreaking," wrote Time's...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Lev Grossman Source: CNN International

  3. "Incivility, boorishness and crassness are everywhere in the idiot culture that we live in," says veteran sportscaster Bob Costas. "And yet we celebrate all this as edginess. This behavior is encouraged."
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Bob Costas Source: Bleacher Report

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