loutishness

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Etymology[edit]

loutish +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

loutishness (countable and uncountable, plural loutishnesses)

  1. The state or quality of being loutish, of behaving like a lout.
    • 1932-34, Samuel Beckett, "Gnome", Dublin Magazine
      Spend the years of learning squandering / Courage for the years of wandering / Through a world politely turning / From the loutishness of learning.
    • 2007 February 11, Jonathan Miles, “Saints and Sinners Unite”, in New York Times[1]:
      True, this is hardly the drink to inspire “Girls Gone Wild” loutishness.

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