Uncouth

  • 101 get couthed up — {v. phr.}, {slang} To get oneself dressed up neatly and look elegant and presentable. * /What are you getting all couthed up for?/ (This derives from uncouth ( outlandish, ill mannered ) by leaving off the prefix un .) …

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  • 102 common as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. * /Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe./ * /The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe./ …

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  • 104 Agrestic — A*gres tic, a. [L. agrestis, fr. ager field.] Pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; rural; rustic; unpolished; uncouth. Agrestic behavior. Gregory. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 105 Cacophonies — Cacophony Ca*coph o*ny, n.; pl. {Cacophonies}. [Gr. ?????????; kako s bad + ???? sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.] 1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables. Cacophonies of all kinds.… …

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  • 106 Cacophony — Ca*coph o*ny, n.; pl. {Cacophonies}. [Gr. ?????????; kako s bad + ???? sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.] 1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables. Cacophonies of all kinds. Pope. [1913… …

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  • 107 Can — Can, v. t. & i. Note: [The transitive use is obsolete.] [imp. {Could}.] [OE. cunnen, cannen (1st sing. pres. I can), to know, know how, be able, AS. cunnan, 1st sing. pres. ic cann or can, pl. cunnon, 1st sing. imp. c[=u][eth]e (for cun[eth]e); p …

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  • 108 Cant — Cant, v. i. 1. To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone. [1913 Webster] 2. To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic. [1913 …

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  • 109 Coarse — (k[=o]rs), a. [Compar. {Coarser} (k[=o]rs [ e]r); superl. {Coarsest}.] [As this word was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common… …

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  • 110 Coarser — Coarse Coarse (k[=o]rs), a. [Compar. {Coarser} (k[=o]rs [ e]r); superl. {Coarsest}.] [As this word was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made …

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  • 111 Coarsest — Coarse Coarse (k[=o]rs), a. [Compar. {Coarser} (k[=o]rs [ e]r); superl. {Coarsest}.] [As this word was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made …

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  • 112 Could — Can Can, v. t. & i. Note: [The transitive use is obsolete.] [imp. {Could}.] [OE. cunnen, cannen (1st sing. pres. I can), to know, know how, be able, AS. cunnan, 1st sing. pres. ic cann or can, pl. cunnon, 1st sing. imp. c[=u][eth]e (for… …

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  • 113 Couth — (k??th), imp. & p. p. of {Can}. [See {Can}, and cf. {Uncouth}.] Could; was able; knew or known; understood. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Above all other one Daniel He loveth, for he couth well Divine, that none other couth; To him were all things couth …

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  • 114 Cuddle — Cud dle (k[u^]d d l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cuddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. ku[thorn][thorn]en to cuddle, or cu[eth]lechen to make friends with. See{Couth}, {Uncouth}, {Can}.] …

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  • 115 Cuddled — Cuddle Cud dle (k[u^]d d l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cuddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. ku[thorn][thorn]en to cuddle, or cu[eth]lechen to make friends with. See{Couth}, {Uncouth},… …

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  • 116 Cuddling — Cuddle Cud dle (k[u^]d d l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cuddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cuddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. ku[thorn][thorn]en to cuddle, or cu[eth]lechen to make friends with. See{Couth}, {Uncouth},… …

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  • 117 Father — Fa ther, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathering}.] 1. To make one s self the father of; to beget. [1913 Webster] Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take as one s own child; to adopt;… …

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  • 118 Fathered — Father Fa ther, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathering}.] 1. To make one s self the father of; to beget. [1913 Webster] Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take as one s own child; to… …

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  • 119 Fathering — Father Fa ther, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathering}.] 1. To make one s self the father of; to beget. [1913 Webster] Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take as one s own child; to… …

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  • 120 Kidde — Kythe Kythe, Kithe Kithe (k[imac][th]), v. t. [imp. {Kydde}, {Kidde} (k[i^]d de); p. p. {Kythed}, Kid; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kything}.] [OE. kythen, kithen, cu[eth]en, to make known, AS. c[=y][eth]an, fr. c[=u][eth] known. [root]45. See {Uncouth},… …

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