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.
Unlike Vallejo, Alvarado, and Jose Castro (who assumed that the assault on their rancho titles resulted from American banditry, ingratitude, and ill breeding), Pico entered the fray with a skilled battery of attorneys who often prevailed in court.
We are a group of people who are saddened and frustrated by your ill breeding. We refuse to let you destroy autumn for a reason as pernicious and disgusting as making a little bit of money.