lowbred


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low·bred

 (lō′brĕd′)
adj.
Coarse; vulgar.

low•bred

(ˈloʊˈbrɛd)

adj.
ill-bred; coarse.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lowbred - (of persons) lacking in refinement or gracelowbred - (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
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Charles Lever, writing in Blackwood's Magazine, said Cook swamped Europe with "everything that is lowbred, vulgar and ridiculous".
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Hoccleve submerges the fine points of this argument in a comedy of manners that pits high-ranking clerks against lowbred shrews who have the better of them (232-66).