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Rustic forbidden to appear in a French church (7)

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I believe the answer is:

uncouth

Here is my best explanation:

'rustic' is the definition.

'forbidden to appear in a french church' is the subsidiary indication.

'forbidden' becomes 'out' ('out' can be a synonym of 'forbidden').

'to appear in' is an insertion indicator.

'a french' becomes 'un' ('a' transated into the French language).

'church' becomes 'ch' (common abbreviation).

'un'+'ch'='unch'

'out' put into 'unch' is 'uncouth'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for uncouth that I've seen before include "Crude", "Ill-bred, unrefined", "Uncultured", "Gross", "Loutish", "Oafish", "Vulgar and coarse", "Ill-mannered", "Unrefined" and "lacking in charm".)

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