couth


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couth

 (ko͞oth)
adj.
Refined; sophisticated: "We forgot ... all the promises we'd made to be civilized and ladylike, couth and kempt" (Karen Russell).
n.
Refinement; sophistication: "The man has no couth" (Los Angeles Times).

[Back-formation from uncouth.]

couth

(kuːθ)
adj
1. facetious refined
2. archaic familiar; known
[Old English cūth known, past participle of cunnan to know; sense 1, back formation from uncouth]

couth

(kuθ)
Facetious. adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.couth - (used facetiously) refined
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
Translations

couth

[kuːθ] N (US) → buenos modales mpl
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The company used commercial handline fishermen on the couth coast to test them and they were very impressed with the results, with a big variety of fish being taken.
Far from being barbaric, it was a couth, cultured world that had benefited from a religious faith that rejected mystery and instead celebrated the power of nature.
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In his work on Henryson, John Marlin has described this "homely stock" as "charming and relaxed," but a careful reading of the fable will show that Henryson certainly does not depict the country mouse as relaxed when "throw rankest gers and corne, / And under buskis prevelie couth thay creip" [through thickest grass and corn and under bushes secretly they crept] (253-54).
Bot pat ze be Gawan, hit gotz in mynde.' 'Querfore?'quop pe freke, and freschly he askez, Ferde lest he hade fayled in fourme of his castes; Bot pe burde hym blessed, and 'Bi pis skyl' sayde: 'So god as Gawayn gaynly is halden, And cortaysye is closed so clene in hymseluen, Couth not lyztly haf lenged so long wyth a lady, Bot he had craued a cosse, bi his courtaysye, Bi sum towch of summe tryfle at sum talez ende.' hen quop Wowen: 'Iwysse, worpe as yow lykez; I schal kysse at your comaundement, as a knyzt fallez, And fire, lest he displese yow, so plede hit no more.' Ho comes nerre with pat, and cachez hym in armez, Loutez luflych adoun and pe leude kyssez.
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Although it would be un couth for a monk who has been ordained in the Sakyapa tradition to question the authenticity of a Sakyapa patriarch such as Khenchen Sangay Tenzin, he need not be so cautious while discussing a practitioner that is neither monastic nor affiliated with the Sakyapa institutional hierarchy.