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uncouth (adj) – 1. Crude; unrefined.
2. Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
3. )Archaic) Foreign; unfamiliar.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Old English uncu? “unknown, strange, unusual; uncertain, unfamiliar; unfriendly, unkind, rough,” from un- “not” + cu? “known, well-known,” past participle of cunnan “to know”, from PIE root *gno- “to know.” Meaning “strange, crude, clumsy” is first recorded 1510s. The compound (and the thing it describes) widespread in IE languages, such as Latin ignorantem, Old Norse uku?r, Gothic unkun?s, Sanskrit ajnatah, Armenian ancanaut’, Greek agnotos, Old Irish ingnad “unknown.”

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