A boor is a crude, rude person. Boors lack sophistication and manners.

Boors are worse than boring; they’re offensive and repulsive. To be a boor is to be an obnoxious, unsophisticated oaf. A boor would swear in church. A boor would talk too loudly on the train. A boor would get too drunk at a wedding reception. Boors lack manners and taste. When a boor is around, other people want to leave. If you have self-control and culture, you’ll never be accused of being a boor.

Definitions of boor
  1. noun
    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    synonyms: Goth, barbarian, churl, heathen, peasant, tike, tyke
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    type of:
    disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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