What are some opposite words for urbane?

Antonyms for urbane
ɜrˈbeɪn

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term urbane.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. polished, refined, svelte, urbane(adj)

    showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

    "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"

    Antonyms:
    naif, naive

    Synonyms:
    lissome, neat, lithesome, sylphlike, refined, lissom, polished, slender, processed, slight, svelte, tasteful, slim, graceful, elegant, supple, dressed, milled, lithe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urbane

    A civil person observes such propriety of speech and manner as to avoid being rude; one who is polite (literally polished) observes more than the necessary proprieties, conforming to all that is graceful, becoming, and thoughtful in the intercourse of refined society. A man may be civil with no consideration for others, simply because self-respect forbids him to be rude; but one who is polite has at least some care for the opinions of others, and if polite in the highest and truest sense, which is coming to be the prevailing one, he cares for the comfort and happiness of others in the smallest matters. Civil is a colder and more distant word than polite; courteous is fuller and richer, dealing often with greater matters, and is used only in the good sense. Courtly suggests that which befits a royal court, and is used of external grace and stateliness without reference to the prompting feeling; as, the courtly manners of the ambassador. Genteel refers to an external elegance, which may be showy and superficial, and the word is thus inferior to polite or courteous. Urbane refers to a politeness that is genial and successful in giving others a sense of ease and cheer. Polished refers to external elegancies of speech and manner without reference to spirit or purpose; as, a polished gentleman or a polished scoundrel; cultured refers to a real and high development of mind and soul, of which the external manifestation is the smallest part. Complaisant denotes a disposition to please or favor beyond what politeness would necessarily require.

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bluff, blunt, boorish, brusk, clownish, coarse, discourteous, ill-behaved, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, insulting, raw, rude, rustic, uncivil, uncouth, unmannerly, unpolished, untaught, untutored

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, civil, complaisant, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, elegant, genteel, gracious, obliging, polished, polite, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. urbane

    Antonyms:
    boorish, discourteous, unrefined, coarse

    Synonyms:
    affable, courteous, refined, polite

How to use urbane in a sentence?

  1. Phyllis McGinley:

    Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.

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How to say urbane in sign language?

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