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lout

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloutlout /laʊt/ noun [countable]  VIOLENTRUDE/IMPOLITEa rude violent man syn yobloutish adjective loutish behaviourloutishly adverbloutishness noun [uncountable] lager lout
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loutOnly a lout would treat a woman that way.What a clumsy lout he was!The resulting fictionalised account is a faithful portrait of a musical genius, drunken lout, spiritual healer, liar and clown.And I am not talking about the drunken louts who beat their wives to death in a cellar.In Ursula's humble opinion, the ice might start to thaw if you stop being a brutish, insensitive lout.What about lager louts and football hooligans?We stood at the bar being jostled by some thick-necked lager louts.A few foul-mouthed louts in the crowd were shouting racist abuse.Sons of louts grappled with the coffin in vain; they could neither cram it in nor twist it out.The young louts roam the neighbourhood.
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