[ US /ˈbʊɹɪʃnəs/ ]
[ UK /bˈɔːɹɪʃnəs/ ]
  1. the manner of a rude or insensitive person
  2. inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor
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How To Use boorishness In A Sentence

  • Overall, Smith's study in social boorishness stood up to a 40-minute York set, although his gentrified persona occasionally grated, and it would be fascinating to see how he handled a hostile crowd.
  • I enjoyed Georgi Markov's memoir exposing the venality and boorishness of Todor Zhivkov's regime (which was, along with his radio broadcasts, to cost Markov his life), and Atanas Slavov's novel With the Precision of Bats. Circus Bulgaria by Deyan Enev – review
  • However, it will find its legs with women young and old who will spark to a romance without the off-color humor and male boorishness that so often accompanies romantic fare these days. Twilight Lexicon » Remember Me: Early Reviews Are In
  • (For Khamstvo the dictionary suggests "boorishness" as a translation, but that seems too mild to my Russian sense of this word.) Kham Stvo?
  • We love a stoush as much as the next political junkie, but the performance of these two in the past week has crossed the threshold into boorishness.
  • Instead, it would be more appropriate to attach the label "discourtesy" or boorishness," about which the Israeli prime minister should refrain from throwing stones. TEXAS FAITH: Is extremism in defense of principle bad? | RELIGION Blog |
  • But I look around me and I see too much introverted, narrow-minded, self-congratulating boorishness.
  • She even overcomes the boorishness of art director Stan, who, evidently quite unimpressed by her sacking of lewd cartoonist Joey a few episodes back, tries to sexually force himself on her, then gleefully lets her give her client presentation with lipstick smeared on her teeth. William Bradley: Mad Men : Breach One "Chinese Wall" and You Just Want To Breach Another One An Hour Later
  • Can't do much about the last -- boorishness is not illegal -- but plenty about the first two. Archive 2009-07-01
  • Sturges was also quick to spot the feral intensity of Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine's brutal boorishness, using them to give Bad Day At Black Rock its seething core of twisted hatred.
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