oafish


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oaf

 (ōf)
n.
A person regarded as stupid or clumsy.

[Old Norse alfr, elf, silly person; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

oaf′ish adj.
oaf′ish·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oafish - ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance; "was boorish and insensitive"; "the loutish manners of a bully"; "her stupid oafish husband"; "aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"
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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oafish

adjective loutish, stupid, gross, thick, rough, dull, dim, dense, dumb (informal), coarse, lumbering, bovine, churlish, brutish, dozy (Brit. informal), stolid, boorish, moronic, gawky, obtuse, uncouth, lumpen (informal), slow on the uptake (informal), ill-bred, lumpish, swinish, dumb-ass (slang), clodhopping (informal), doltish, unmannerly, boneheaded (slang), ill-mannered, dim-witted (informal) He's nothing but a bigoted, oafish lout.
bright, sharp, acute, smart, clever, intelligent, brainy (informal), quick-witted
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Translations
شَخْص أخْرَق أو أبْلَه
tåbelig
klaufalegur

oafish

[ˈəʊfɪʃ] ADJzafio
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oafish

adjflegelhaft, lümmelhaft; (= clumsy)tölpelhaft
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oafish

[ˈəʊfɪʃ] adj (behaviour) → da zoticone/a
an oafish person → uno/a zoticone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

oaf

(əuf) noun
a stupid or clumsy person. That stupid oaf is always knocking things over.
ˈoafish adjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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