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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Oh yeah, maybe she would tell him what, as he so couthly put it, was biting her ass --except she was too smart to say anything, was sorry she'd let on as much as she had, because that time he brought Michael home late, that was a message he was sending her.