• WordNet 3.6
    • n boorishness inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor
    • n boorishness the manner of a rude or insensitive person
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boorishness The state of being boorish; clownish-ness; rusticity; coarseness of manners.
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In literature:

Tom disliked him because he made him feel small and boorish, and of a commoner make.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Teniers, Ostade, Brouwer are coarse and boorish beside him; Metsu and Mieris genteel.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
The kick masculine is coarse, boorish, unmitigated, predicable only of Calibans.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
The boorishness of this attitude struck my companion very sharply.
"The Mirrors of Downing Street" by Harold Begbie
It appears that even practical jokes were not considered in bad taste, but that irreverence and grossness were tabooed as boorish.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
Patten himself, stiff and boorish, asked her to.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
She had a feeling that Hank's anger would be worse than his boorish gallantry.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
His manner was so abrupt and boorish she did not press for further news.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
But why that brusque, boorish disappearance from Arles?
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
Mak, a boorish fellow shrewdly suspected of sheep stealing, joins them, and, after some chaffing, is allowed to share their grassy bed.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne

In poetry:

A child should always say what's true,
And speak when he is spoken to;
And then, when manhood's age he strikes,
He may be boorish as he likes.
"A New York Child's Garden Of Verses" by Franklin Pierce Adams
For boorishness hath brought its blight;
Her rare accomplishments are marred,
And every path, with promise bright,
By stupid tyranny is barred.
"Mesalliance" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

KC fans' bitterness turns to boorishness.
Why Dems Loved Biden's Boorish Behavior.
Boorish behavior reflects badly on society.
When it comes to 66-game season, think NBA: No Boorish Asterisk.
Darcy Is a Boorish Snob.
KC fans' bitterness turns to boorishness .
The bigoted, boorish creator of the "everything-is-bigger-in-Texas" myth, and the man who later re-examined his own prejudices and embraced a form of spiritual humanism.
LARRY DAVID IS THE PHILIP ROTH OF situation comedy, unafraid to reveal just how devious, petty, annoying, argumentative, selfish, boorish and insensitive he can be.
Too often athletic contests are marred by boorish, sometimes dangerous behavior by spectators.
He may be boorish, but Kyle (Seth Rogen, pictured right) genuinely wants what's best for Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Nigel Chisholm (center) plays her boorish husband, Sir John Brute, and Casey Solow portrays her niece, Bellinda.
What a bummer it is to read Boston University's report on the "culture of sexual entitlement" and general boorishness among its hockey players.
And we have a sneaking suspicion that, after you read Doyel's story on how the "Boorish Bronx faithful don't deserve A-Rod," you're not going to care much for him either.
Fans tone down boorish behavior during Crew win.
Tired of boorish behavior, the mayor of Brussels pushed for a new law that imposes stiff fines for infractions ranging from sexist, racist or homophobic comments to failing to clean up after your dog.