uncivil


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un·civ·il

 (ŭn-sĭv′əl)
adj.
1. Discourteous; rude: "The street was quiet; slamming the car door seemed an uncivil disturbance" (Anthony Hyde).
2. Archaic Uncivilized.

un·civ′il·ly adv.
un·civ′il·ness n.

uncivil

(ʌnˈsɪvəl)
adj
1. lacking civility or good manners
2. an obsolete word for uncivilized
uncivility, unˈcivilness n
unˈcivilly adv

un•civ•il

(ʌnˈsɪv əl)

adj.
1. impolite; rude.
2. uncivilized.
[1545–55]
un`ci•vil′i•ty (-səˈvɪl ɪ ti) un•civ′il•ness, n.
un•civ′il•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncivil - lacking civility or good mannersuncivil - lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
civil, polite - not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

uncivil

uncivil

adjective
Translations
غَيْر مُهَذَّب، فَظ، خَشِن
neslušný
uhøflig
ókurteis
nepieklājīgsrupjš

uncivil

[ˈʌnˈsɪvɪl] ADJdescortés
to be uncivil to sbser descortés con algn

uncivil

adjunhöflich

uncivil

[ʌnˈsɪvəl] adjscortese, maleducato/a

uncivil

(anˈsivl) adjective
rude. He apologized for being uncivil to her.
unˈcivilly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Miss Price was unaccountable, and having parted from her on one day with friendliness he could never tell whether on the next she would not be sulky and uncivil; but he learned a good deal from her: though she could not draw well herself, she knew all that could be taught, and her constant suggestions helped his progress.
She was as uncivil to him as sweet Cecily could be to anyone, but the gallant Cyrus was nothing daunted.
Dost think, because you have seen some great ladies rude and uncivil to persons below them, that none of them know how to behave themselves when they come before their inferiors?
Notwithstanding this uncivil exhortation, Miggs gladly did as she was required; and told him how that their young mistress, being alone in the meadows after dark, had been attacked by three or four tall men, who would have certainly borne her away and perhaps murdered her, but for the timely arrival of Joseph Willet, who with his own single hand put them all to flight, and rescued her; to the lasting admiration of his fellow-creatures generally, and to the eternal love and gratitude of Dolly Varden.
Buffeted in this inexcusably uncivil way on one cheek, the Count, like a practical Christian, immediately turned the other, and said, in the sweetest manner, "Good-morning, Mr.
She attracted him more than he liked-- and Miss Bingley was uncivil to HER, and more teasing than usual to himself.
She said a few words to him, even smiled serenely at his joke about the elections, which he called "our parliament." (She had to smile to show she saw the joke.) But she turned away immediately to Princess Marya Borissovna, and did not once glance at him till he got up to go; then she looked at him, but evidently only because it would be uncivil not to look at a man when he is saying good-bye.
But he does not mean to be uncivil--he once explained--it is the things that upset him--he is easily upset by ugly things--he is not uncivil to PEOPLE."
My heart inclines me to speak to you; you compromise me by a reception almost uncivil; you are wrong, monsieur; and you confound your friends with enemies.
But, whatever might really be its limits, it was enough, when perceived by his sister, to make her uneasy, and at the same time, (which was still more common,) to make her uncivil. She took the first opportunity of affronting her mother-in-law on the occasion, talking to her so expressively of her brother's great expectations, of Mrs.
If he be uncivil enough to doubt it, we may as well stop playing this game of fancy.
it's no matter, Nancy: I don't care about it, really; I said nothing VERY uncivil; and I suppose Mr.