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Refined; sophisticated: "We forgot ... all the promises we'd made to be civilized and ladylike, couth and kempt" (Karen Russell).
Refinement; sophistication: "The man has no couth" (Los Angeles Times).
[Back-formation from uncouth.]
1. facetious refined
2. archaic familiar; known
[Old English cūth known, past participle of cunnan to know; sense 1, back formation from uncouth]
1. showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth.n.
2. good manners; refinement: to be lacking in couth.
[1895–1900; back formation from uncouth]