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 ?
The men appeared to her all coarse, the women all pert, everybody underbred; and she gave as little contentment as she received from introductions either to old or new acquaintance.
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
E., 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.
They plainly did not know how to treat me, but behaved like persons who are underbred. In every threat and in every compliment there was a blunder; for they thought that my chief desire was to stand the other side of that stone wall.
Eugenia se broer, Edgar Alabaster, staan besonder atkerig teenoor Adamson en suggereer dat laasgenoemde geneties minderwaardig aan die Alabasters is ("underbred"; "bad blood"; "a hanger-on"), wat beskryf word as "a charming and homogeneous group" (1992: 4).
Trollope, the American natives were underbred, underdeveloped, and undereducated, except in respect of this single topic, which, in any event, they, as democrats, were incapable of comprehending.