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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All she will have brought you is her own ill-bred person.
▪ The chinless type who made her feel ill-bred.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ill-bred \Ill"-bred`\, a. Badly educated or brought up; impolite; incivil; rude. See Note under Ill, adv.


a. 1 ill-mannered and unrefined because of a bad upbringing or education 2 (context of animals English) of bad breed


adj. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace [syn: bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish]

Usage examples of "ill-bred".

I want neither reading nor experience to convince me that it is very dishonourable and very ill-natured: nay, it is surely as ill-bred to tell a husband or wife of the faults of each other as to tell them of their own.

It had been her experience that the liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor.

That deluded businessman with too much money for his own good and an ill-bred daughter whose silly, idiot-brained wishes must be granted at all cost?

To begin with I was introduced to General Hurtado, a former Knight of Malta, who, though a soldier, is very much in favour of independence, partly because Charles IV was rude to his father but even more because both the present Viceroy and his predecessor seemed to him trifling ill-bred upstarts.

As he listened to the ill-bred whining, he could also suck from Marq’s immense database a summary of recent tiktok travesties, and beneath that, background, smart-filtered by obliging microprograms, for the moment.

He was not deficient in sense, but yet behaved like a boor: he passed his time in running over the academies, libraries, and manufactories: I never saw such an ill-bred man.

One thing about growing up as a steadholder's daughter was that a girl learned at a very early age how to be aware of her surroundings at a social gathering without gawking with ill-bred and obvious curiosity, and that training served her well now.