ill-bred


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ill-bred

(ĭl′brĕd′)
adj.
1. Badly brought up; impolite and crude.
2. Not thoroughbred; underbred. Used of animals.

ill-bred

adj
badly brought up; lacking good manners
ˌill-ˈbreeding n

ill′-bred′



adj.
showing lack of good social breeding; unmannerly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-bred - (of persons) lacking in refinement or graceill-bred - (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?"

ill-bred

ill-bred

adjective
Translations

ill-bred

[ˈɪlˈbred] ADJmal educado, malcriado

ill-bred

[ˌɪlˈbrɛd] adjmaleducato/a
References in classic literature ?
"I did not know I contradicted any body in calling your mother ill-bred."
Some of their neighbours interchanged glances, and one of them--one of the ill-bred people whom one does meet abroad--leant forward over the table and actually intruded into their argument.
I bet you think I am writing all this from affectation, to be witty at the expense of men of action; and what is more, that from ill-bred affectation, I am clanking a sword like my officer.
Besides, I do not like to be told that I am ill-bred!"
It was as if darkness had swooped down upon her life; she felt that these children of hers, that she was so proud of, were not merely most ordinary, but positively bad, ill-bred children, with coarse, brutal propensities--wicked children.
You are poor, are you not?" Then he added to himself: "These English Revolutionists are all beggars and ill-bred."
He was certainly eating, and noisily too, like an ill-bred man.
Enthusiasm was ill-bred. Enthusiasm was ungentlemanly.
There is no man more despised and disliked abroad, not only because he is a Jew and ill-bred, but because of his known sympathy with some of these anarchists who are perfect firebrands in Europe."
There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have for- gotten where it was, now.
I affirm that he shared the general beatitude, and that, quite the reverse of La Fontaine, who, at the presentation of his comedy of the "Florentine," asked, "Who is the ill-bred lout who made that rhapsody?" Gringoire would gladly have inquired of his neighbor, "Whose masterpiece is this?"
The whole place might have been transplanted from some remote country village; yet there was something about it that made its nearest neighbor, the big lawn-encircled palace of a tobacco king, look exceedingly crude and showy and ill-bred by contrast.