impoliteness


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im·po·lite

 (ĭm′pə-līt′)
adj.
Not polite; discourteous.

[Latin impolītus, unpolished, inelegant : in-, not; see in-1 + polītus, past participle of polīre, to polish; see polish.]

im′po·lite′ly adv.
im′po·lite′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impoliteness - a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
bad manners, ill-breeding - impoliteness resulting from ignorance
gaucheness, crudeness, crudity - an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement; "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"
niceness, politeness - a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
Translations
قلَّة أدب، عَدم تَهذيب
nezdvořilost
uhøflighed
ókurteisi

impoliteness

[ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnɪs] N [of person] → falta f de educación; [of remark] → descortesía f

impoliteness

impoliteness

[ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnɪs] n (of person, remark) → maleducazione

impolite

(impəˈlait) adjective
not polite; rude. You must not be impolite to the teacher.
ˌimpoˈlitely adverb
ˌimpoˈliteness noun
References in classic literature ?
But Pierre now committed a reverse act of impoliteness.
absolutely like invited guests, who feared to commit an impoliteness in not repairing to the house of him who had invited them.
They sat in silence, and with tireless patience watched our every motion with that vile, uncomplaining impoliteness which is so truly Indian, and which makes a white man so nervous and uncomfortable and savage that he wants to exterminate the whole tribe.
Soon after, he began getting follow-up e-mails from people accusing him of hypocrisy for doing a column lamenting impoliteness in society and then impolitely not replying to their messages.
despite clear impoliteness, many humorous provocations .
Non-standard speech symbolized ignorance, illiteracy, impoliteness, and even immorality; accent became a highly charged marker of identity.
But they felt that the concepts underlying each question - fear of isolation, impoliteness, embarrassment, punishment - probed basic human dimensions universal to all three cultures.
Lakoff and Regina Barreca note that humor, particularly those forms of humor that disparage individuals or groups, is not considered "polite," and women are brought up to avoid any semblance of impoliteness.
Depending on the culture, silence can be interpreted as a sign of respect, of giving the other party space (as in Finland), or as an indication of impoliteness (as in the U.
Here, it is a sign of impoliteness and of poor upbringing.
This paper explores the influence of the individualism index (Hofstede 1991) of Spaniards and North-Americans on verbal impoliteness behaviour following Kaul de Marlangeon's (2008) taxonomy of impolite acts.