incivility


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in·ci·vil·i·ty

 (ĭn′sĭ-vĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·ci·vil·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being uncivil.
2. An uncivil or discourteous act.

incivility

(ɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of civility or courtesy; rudeness
2. an impolite or uncivil act or remark

in•ci•vil•i•ty

(ˌɪn səˈvɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being uncivil.
2. an uncivil act.
[1575–85; < Late Latin]
in•civ′il (-ˈsɪv əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incivility - deliberate discourtesy
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
civility - formal or perfunctory politeness

incivility

noun
Translations
قِلَّة أدب، مُعامَلَه فَظَّه
nezdvořilost
uhøflighed
ókurteisi
neaudzinātībanepieklājība

incivility

[ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ] Ndescortesía f

incivility

incivility

[ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ] ninciviltà f inv

incivility

(insiˈviləti) noun
impoliteness.
References in classic literature ?
He looked so used up, that the agent asked him what had happened to him since ten o'clock the night before; whereat Cutter began to swear at him and said he would have him discharged for incivility.
Is not general incivility the very essence of love?
I'm not a doctor only; I'm a magistrate; and if I catch a breath of complaint against you, if it's only for a piece of incivility like tonight's, I'll take effectual means to have you hunted down and routed out of this.
Whenever these encounters took place, it appeared to be the object of the young men to treat the soldiers with as much incivility as possible.
If it was only for her father's sake, she must not refuse him or show any disinclination which he might construe into incivility.
They received my advances toward a better understanding with brutal incivility, and treated me soon afterward with a want of confidence which I may forgive, but can never forget.
Willoughby imagine, I suppose, when his looks censured me for incivility in breaking up the party, that I was called away to the relief of one whom he had made poor and miserable; but HAD he known it, what would it have availed?
The Frau Professor contented herself with giving them both severe looks at table and, though she dared not be rude to the Chinaman, got a certain satisfaction out of incivility to Cacilie.
In this I failed to agree with him, but with a certain incivility he declined to notice my objection.
The servile rapacity of the French officials is sufficiently contemptible; but there is a surly boorish incivility about our men, alike disgusting to all persons who fall into their hands, and discreditable to the nation that keeps such ill-conditioned curs snarling about its gates.
But if his father had lived to a good old age, and his uncle had died an early death, we can conceive Hamlet's having married Ophelia, and got through life with a reputation of sanity, notwithstanding many soliloquies, and some moody sarcasms toward the fair daughter of Polonius, to say nothing of the frankest incivility to his father-in-law.
They then lay to, and lowering a skiff or boat, as many as a dozen Frenchmen, well armed with match-locks, and their matches burning, got into it and came alongside; and seeing how few we were, and that our vessel was going down, they took us in, telling us that this had come to us through our incivility in not giving them an answer.