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the manner of a rude or insensitive person

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inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor


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Here, after all, is a charmless oik who's sat on his podgy hands since the Falklands War, milked every cash-cow dry and been sacked for boorishness from his last grace-and-favour job.
Yet, their senses of humor, equanimity, gregariousness, boorishness, crudeness, artistic likes and dislikes, moodiness, and so on are most likely different and idiosyncratic in them by comparison.
What used to be boorishness is now called sexual harassment.
Alternatively, they offer an experience that elevates instinct and baseness, flaunting Hobbesian boorishness.
His play also cannot withstand the boorishness of Madden: "he could not function in the face of such aggression" (p.
In its place is an examination of a legendary American pugnaciousness, which veers often, authentically, into boorishness or sentimentality.
History viewed his 33 years with disdain, focusing on mistresses, bad temper and boorishness.
But he chose to return to Boetia, a region mildly ridiculed by his fellow countrymen for its boorishness.
In the fifth novella, the Florentine trickster Maso del Saggio plays a prank on a judge from the Marches, an entire category--administrators from other, less sophisticated places than Florence--that is contemned in the city for their avarice and boorishness (8.
It's so dispiriting to hear so many people in every other park and shopping centre demonstrating that no sentence can be complete without at least one 'F' word and doing it so loudly it's impossible to escape their boorishness," he said.
Unfortunately, the recent plunge to new depths of incivility--insensitive, impolite, disrespectful, or rude behavior directed at another person that displays a lack of regard for that person (Cortina, Magley, Williams, & Langhout, 2001)--appears to have quite the opposite effect as increasing levels of boorishness steal dignity, humanity, and empathy from people.
When Shoshanna reveals her virginity to a potential lover, he breaks off oral sex (her first time, and obviously disagreeable for her), proclaiming with consummate boorishness that he's not into the virgin thing all that blood and responsibility, blah-blah-blah.
They comported themselves with dignity in a fight in which they were invariably outnumbered--and in a struggle in which their loudmouthed, bullying opponents behaved with predictable boorishness.
Britten may have written angrily of "an audience of stuck pigs" in the immediate aftermath of the coronation debacle, but the fact remains that in all these instances affluent and often highly educated audiences have displayed the kind of boorishness and aggression we might more usually associate with a football crowd.