Ill breeding


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Related to Ill breeding: incongruously
lack of good breeding; rudeness.

See also: Ill

References in classic literature ?
Visions of good and ill breeding, of old vulgarisms and new gentilities, were before her; and she was meditating much upon silver forks, napkins, and finger-glasses.
We are a group of people who are saddened and frustrated by your ill breeding.
If you are up against people like the 17th century writer William Congreve, who wrote: "I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding," then you are even more likely to turn a different hue when your honour, or your manners are be ing questioned.