underbred


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un·der·bred

 (ŭn′dər-brĕd′)
adj.
1. Poorly brought up; ill-bred.
2. Of mixed breed; not thoroughbred.

underbred

(ˌʌndəˈbrɛd)
adj
1. (Breeds) of impure stock; not thoroughbred
2. a less common word for ill-bred
ˌunderˈbreeding n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underbred - (of persons) lacking in refinement or graceunderbred - (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?"
2.underbred - of inferior or mixed breed; "an underbred dog"
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species
References in classic literature ?
They plainly did not know how to treat me, but behaved like persons who are underbred.
and her caro sposo, and her resources, and all her airs of pert pretension and underbred finery.
A trifle underbred, too, or she would not insist so much on her breeding.
Valentin made a bow which must have seemed to Mademoiselle Noemie quite in harmony with the impressiveness of his title, but the graceful brevity of her own response made no concession to underbred surprise.