discourtesy


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Related to discourtesy: discourteous

dis·cour·te·sy

 (dĭs-kûr′tĭ-sē)
n. pl. dis·cour·te·sies
1. Lack of courtesy; rudeness.
2. A rude act or statement.

discourtesy

(dɪsˈkɜːtɪsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. bad manners; rudeness
2. a rude remark or act

dis•cour•te•sy

(dɪsˈkɜr tə si)

n., pl. -sies.
1. lack or breach of courtesy; incivility; rudeness.
2. a discourteous or impolite act.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discourtesy - an expression of lack of respectdiscourtesy - an expression of lack of respect  
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
contumely, insult, revilement, vilification, abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
derision - contemptuous laughter
ridicule - language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
scorn, contempt - open disrespect for a person or thing
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
impertinence, impudence, cheek - an impudent statement
blasphemy - blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
2.discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
boorishness - the manner of a rude or insensitive person
impoliteness - a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
ungraciousness - an offensive lack of good manners
incivility - deliberate discourtesy
abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness - an abrupt discourteous manner
contempt, disrespect - a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
cheekiness, insolence, impertinence, impudence, crust, freshness, gall - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
good manners, courtesy - a courteous manner
3.discourtesy - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
derision, ridicule - the act of deriding or treating with contempt
indelicacy - an impolite act or expression
insolence - an offensive disrespectful impudent act
affront, insult - a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
presumption - a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming; "his presumption was intolerable"
rebuff, slight - a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

discourtesy

noun
2. insult, slight, snub, rebuff, affront, cold shoulder, kick in the teeth (slang) To refuse would have been a discourtesy.

discourtesy

noun
Translations
فَظاظَه، عَدَم كِياسَه
nezdvořilost
uhøflighed
ókurteisi

discourtesy

[dɪsˈkɜːtɪsɪ] Ndescortesía f

discourtesy

[dɪsˈkɜːrtɪsi] n (= rudeness) → incivilité f
discourtesy to sb → manque m de courtoisie envers qn

discourtesy

[dɪsˈkɜːtɪsɪ] nscortesia

discourteous

(disˈkəːtiəs) adjective
not polite; rude. a discourteous remark.
disˈcourtesy (-təsi) noun
References in classic literature ?
Not if you think she will not be back till late," adding, as if suddenly aware of some discourtesy in his speech, "and I should miss the pleasure of walking home with you.
It was plain enough to discern that the old fellows dreaded some such discourtesy at my hands.
This thrust did in a most sudden sort close the king's mouth, and he could offer naught to turn the argument; and so, reluctant, and full loth to do you the discourtesy, he yet prayeth you to consider his per- plexed case, as noting how the matter stands, and name the calamity -- if so be you have determined the nature of it and the time of its coming.
But my steward has expounded to you the cause of my seeming discourtesy.
For all that," said Don Quixote, "it will be well to visit the discourtesy of that devil upon some of those in the cart, even if it were the emperor himself.
Afterwards he amended his discourtesy, and I forgot the offence.
Over-much civility is sometimes no better than over-much discourtesy, for, as the saying is, one can choke a guest with curds.
Her quick temper instantly resented the discourtesy of which she had been made the object.
I write without her knowledge, and I hope that you will not associate her with my discourtesy.
And from all about rose the low and sleepy hum of mountain bees--feasting Sybarites that jostled one another good-naturedly at the board, nor found time for rough discourtesy.
I trust," he said, "that you will not for a moment consider me guilty of any discourtesy to the Countess, for whom I have a great respect and liking.
He probably felt that a continued refusal, under these circumstances, would not only be an act of discourtesy in itself, but would also imply that the proceedings in his establishment were not of a nature to bear investigation by respectable strangers.