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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.
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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
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[ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnɪs] N [of person] → falta f de educación; [of remark] → descortesía f
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[ˌɪmpəˈlaɪtnɪs] n (of person, remark) → maleducazione
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(impəˈlait) adjective
not polite; rude. You must not be impolite to the teacher.
ˌimpoˈlitely adverb
ˌimpoˈliteness noun
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References in classic literature ?
But Pierre now committed a reverse act of impoliteness. First he had left a lady before she had finished speaking to him, and now he continued to speak to another who wished to get away.
And these people, whose interests were so warmly looked after, in order not to fail in respect for their king quitted shops, stalls, and ateliers to go and evince a little gratitude to Louis XIV., 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.
Towards an anatomy of impoliteness. Journal of Pragmatics, 25(3), 349-367.
His bluntness, his loudness, his assertiveness, all these are traits many among us associate with 'impoliteness'.
Nurses' impoliteness as an impediment to patients' rights in selected Kenyan Hospitals.
Impoliteness will not be tolerated and bad-tempered wardens will be penalized for being rude to the citizens and drivers.
INCIVISM A Impoliteness B Neglect of duty as a citizen C Instigation who am I?
With all due respect, you are calling to say "Ya'tek Al Afyeh," [May God bless you with health] and flirt with a man...what is with the rudeness and impoliteness of some people?...
According to City Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Mohammad Bin Ashraf, impoliteness would not be tolerated and action would be taken against bad-tempered wardens for being rude to the citizens or drivers.
Put downs, name calling, impoliteness, and harassment in their different forms have no roles to play in literature circles.