1. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
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How To Use ill-bred In A Sentence

  • Governor Darling regarded Wentworth as ‘a vulgar ill-bred fellow, utterly unconscious of the common civilities, due from one Gentleman to another’.
  • If you are curious enough to follow -- which would be extremely ill-bred -- you may witness under the trees of the "alameda," or some unfrequented quarter, the forbidden "_entrevista_. The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico
  • Somalin yelled, ‘I'm paying for you, ill-bred brat!’
  • Clemens spent most of his time at the opening session observing a particularly ill-bred Washoe delegate, “Colonel” Jonathan Williams, eating an eighteen-pound raw turnip at his desk while simultaneously ushering through committee a sinuous new bill for a toll road that stretched conveniently from one tollhouse to another. LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY
  • Would you be kind enough to go back on deck and tell Kay that I said she's an uncultivated, ill-bred sybarite?
  • For they are vacuous, ill-bred fools who know less about video games than they do about recording interesting music.
  • What exactly would make a ill-bred girl such as yourself so blissful?
  • Mother Brigitta found opportunity for various marginal notes, which indicated her displeasure at the boldness of this ill-bred fop.
  • Too little attention to breeding leads to the jungle of the Price household at Portsmouth - with its stravaiging pack of ‘ill-bred’ young dogs.
  • Since ‘any ill-bred person threatened to undermine everyone else's claims to gentility, such rudeness had to be banned from polite social intercourse’.
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