Uncouth

Definition of Uncouth

Un`couth´   Pronunciation: ŭn`kŌth´
a.1.Unknown.
To leave the good that I had in hand,
In hope of better that was uncouth.
- Spenser.
2.Uncommon; rare; exquisite; elegant.
Harness . . . so uncouth and so rich.
- Chaucer.
3.Unfamiliar; strange; hence, mysterious; dreadful; also, odd; awkward; boorish; as, uncouth manners.
I am surprised with an uncouth fear.
- Shak.
Thus sang the uncouth swain.
- Milton.

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