couth definition

  • adjective:
    • Marked by or possessing a high degree of sophistication; refined: "Many picnics manage without this sophistication, but we like to be couth and feel that the delicacies of gracious living enhance the chances” ( John Gould).
    • known, celebrated
    • Marked by or having a top degree of elegance; cultured, refined.
    • (used facetiously) processed
    • Marked by or having a higher level of sophistication; processed: "Numerous picnics handle without this elegance, but we want to be couth and feel that the delicacies of gracious lifestyle boost the possibilities” ( John Gould).
    • known, known
    • Marked by or having a top amount of elegance; cultured, refined.
    • (used facetiously) refined
  • noun:
    • Sophistication; elegance: "The man does not have any couth” ( Los Angeles Instances).
    • personal elegance, elegance; manners; refinement.
    • Sophistication; elegance: "The Guy has no couth” ( La Days).
    • personal grace, elegance; manners; refinement.
  • verb:
    • last participle of can
    • last participle of can
  • imperative-and-past-participle:
    • can; had been able; knew or known; recognized.
    • Could; was able; understood or known; grasped.
  • others:
    • Knew; had been able: an obsolete form of could.
    • understood; well-known; normal; customary: an obsolete previous participle of will.
    • Knew; was able: an obsolete as a type of could.
    • understood; well-known; usual; customary: an obsolete past participle of will.

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