yokel-like

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj yokel-like stupid and ignorant like proverbial rural inhabitants "the boy's empty yokel-like expression"
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Usage

In literature:

The men stared with blank and yokel-like eyes at him.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
But here I look like a yokel on circus day compared to the other fellows in the store.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
The men stared with blank and yokel-like eyes at him.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
I have a notion that I sat there staring and listening like a yokel at a play.
"The Arrow of Gold" by Joseph Conrad
The Richmond yokels did not like the look of that reticule.
"The Elusive Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Find it in your generous heart to offer me my pardon, for I have conducted like a yokel and a fool!
"The Hidden Children" by Robert W. Chambers
Don't crowd in like a pack of yokels at a street fight!
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
Over these I rejoiced like a yokel with a pocketful of butterscotch and peanuts.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
His movements do not go unnoted like a yokel's.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
The yokel awaking is perplexed like the pantheist.
"More English Fairy Tales" by Various
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