Uncouth vs Savvy - What's the difference?

uncouth | savvy |


As adjectives the difference between uncouth and savvy

is that uncouth is (archaic) unfamiliar, strange, foreign while savvy is (informal) shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.

As a verb savvy is

(informal) to understand.

As an interjection savvy is

(informal) do you understand?.

As a noun savvy is

shrewdness.

uncouth

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • (archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
  • * 1819 : , The Sketch Book (The Voyage)
  • There was a delicious sensation of mingled security and awe with which I looked down, from my giddy height, on the monsters of the deep at their uncouth gambols.
  • Clumsy, awkward.
  • Unrefined, crude.
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  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * uncouthness

    savvy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (informal) Shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.
  • * 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
  • That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.

    Synonyms

    * canny

    Verb

  • (informal) to understand
  • Interjection

  • (informal) Do you understand?
  • Noun

    (-)
  • Shrewdness