[ UK /kˈuːθ/ ]
  1. (used facetiously) refined and well-mannered
  1. (used facetiously) refinement
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How To Use couth In A Sentence

  • Probably not very, given the essential uncouthness of the town, but at least it shows they're trying.
  • But not many months thereafter we heard that he also had departed, leaving it ungarnished of men; and we deem that the cause thereof is that something uncouth is seen and heard therein, which folk may not endure. The Water of the Wondrous Isles
  • An earthy , uncouth, servile peasant creature old Katy was.
  • She may embarrass you with her uncouth behavior.
  • The drawings share some of the sculptures' rough and uncouth qualities: the line is generally neutral, even unmodulated, and acquires power through repetition rather than finesse.
  • Trained manpower is needed in debt recovery or else you end up losing business through uncouth behaviour exhibited by some hotheads.
  • Max is unsophisticated, uncouth, rough and tough - but his heart is in the right place.
  • Tammas, ma puir fallow, if it could avail, a 'tell ye a' wud lay doon this auld worn-oot ruckle o 'a body o' mine juist tae see ye baith sittin 'at the fireside, an' the bairns round ye, couthy an 'canty again; but it's nae tae be, Tammas, it's nae tae be. Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)
  • Shouting matches in the street are so uncouth, but sometimes you've just gotta.
  • And then we were amazed to hear the sound of singing -- amazed, for it was not the uncouth singing of negroes (who in happy circumstances delight to uplift their voices in psalms) nor yet the boisterous untuneable roaring of rough seamen, like Vetch's buccaneers, but a most melodious and pleasing sound, which put me in mind (and Cludde also) of the madrigal singers of our good town of Shrewsbury. Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow
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