Synonyms for Boorish:


all (adjective)
neandertal, loutish, swinish, neanderthal, oafish.
crude, awkward (adjective)
ill-bred, ill-mannered, cloddish, uncivilized, unrefined, loutish, oafish, rough, churlish, swinish, coarse, gross, unpolished, barbaric, rude, uncultured, vulgar, impolite, tasteless, clumsy.
dull (adjective)
thick-witted, bovine, obtuse, ponderous, dim, besotted, dull, sleepy, loutish, slow, drowsy, doltish, lethargic, blunt, stupefied, soporific, apathetic, sluggish, cloddish, benumbed, comatose, dense.
inelegant (adjective)
barbarous, rude, awkward, unpolished, undignified, earthy, tawdry, tasteless, tactless, gross, coarse, vulgar, unrefined, uncivil, raw, clumsy, gawky, graceless, inelegant, crude, brutish.
vulgar (adjective)
idiomatic, barbaric, ignoble, animal, homespun, inelegant, ignominious, rough, outlandish, repulsive, unrefined, philistine, unbecoming, shameless, crude, obscene, colloquial, gaudy, offensive, common, base, degraded, earthy, tactless, chintzy, glaring, garish, ill-bred, brutish, raw, sleazy, coarse, scandalous, rank, profane, rude, revolting, cheap, graceless, in bad taste, barnyard, undignified, sordid, clumsy, crass, brazen, coarse-grained, cockney, vulgar, salty, tawdry, tasteless, unpolished, gross, low, unseemly, depraved, broad, indelicate.


beastly (adverb)
brutish, swinish.


discourteous, impertinent, impudent, ill-mannered, smart, insolent, impolite, abrasive. boorish (noun)
neanderthal, neandertal, swinish, loutish, unrefined, oafish.
ill-mannered (noun)
insensitive, churlish, study at rude.

Other synonyms:

uncultured. uncivilized, barbarian, uncultivated. surly
Other relevant words:
impolite, discourteous, neandertal, uncultivated, impertinent, insolent, swinish, uncultured, insensitive, barbarian, churlish, uncivilized, ill-mannered, neanderthal, oafish.

Usage examples for boorish

  1. Consequently he thought it probable that the poor, neglected young girl, left for three years to the care of a boorish step- father, awkward and tactless as she must be under the circumstances, would be anything but a suitable addition to the household of the Countess Lenzdorff; but, good heavens! – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  2. From the garden, where Grace had fled to recover from the irritation of having been so grossly misunderstood, she saw the boorish young man depart. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  3. The candor with which you have viewed the manners and condition of our citizens, is so unlike the narrow prejudices of the French and English travellers preceding you, who, considering each the manners and habits of their own people as the only orthodox, have viewed every thing differing from that test as boorish and barbarous, that your work will be read here extensively, and operate great good. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson