boorish Definition

rough and bad-mannered; coarse.

Using boorish: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "boorish" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    His boorish behavior at the party offended many guests.

  • Example

    The boorish man talked with his mouth full of food.

  • Example

    She found his boorish jokes to be tasteless and offensive.

boorish Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for boorish

Phrases with boorish

  • a person who is rough and bad-mannered


    He was a boorish lout who had no respect for anyone.

  • actions that are rude, uncivilized, or lacking in manners


    Her boorish behavior at the dinner table embarrassed her parents.

  • boorish remarks

    comments that are crude, vulgar, or offensive


    The comedian's boorish remarks caused a lot of controversy.

Origins of boorish

from Middle English 'boor', meaning 'peasant'


Summary: boorish in Brief

'Boorish' [ˈbʊərɪʃ] describes someone who is rough and bad-mannered, lacking in social graces. It is often used to describe someone who is uncouth, rude, or vulgar, as in 'His boorish behavior at the party offended many guests.' 'Boorish' can also be used in phrases like 'boorish lout' or 'boorish behavior,' and is the opposite of 'polite' or 'refined.'