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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.uncivilly - in an uncivil manneruncivilly - in an uncivil manner; "he treats his former wife uncivilly"
civilly - in a civil manner; "he treats his former wife civilly"
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[ˌʌnˈsɪvɪlɪ] ADVdescortésmente


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(anˈsivl) adjective
rude. He apologized for being uncivil to her.
unˈcivilly adverb
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I was most uncivilly treated, and remanded two or three times.
'I know what I know,' she kept repeating, not uncivilly, but with extreme gloom.
He never said he was attacked by Bedouins, I believe, or was ever treated uncivilly, but then in about every other chapter he discovered them approaching, any how, and he had a blood-curdling fashion of working up the peril; and of wondering how his relations far away would feel could they see their poor wandering boy, with his weary feet and his dim eyes, in such fearful danger; and of thinking for the last time of the old homestead, and the dear old church, and the cow, and those things; and of finally straightening his form to its utmost height in the saddle, drawing his trusty revolver, and then dashing the spurs into "Mohammed" and sweeping down upon the ferocious enemy determined to sell his life as dearly as possible.
I was surprised that he should nominate his children Master and Miss Bloomfield; and still more so, that he should speak so uncivilly to me, their governess, and a perfect stranger to himself.
"The Court also found he had behaved uncivilly by calling opposing counsel 'liars' and 'a bunch of babies,' and by threatening to cancel the deposition unless opposing counsel acceded to his demand to waive reimbursement," Kays wrote.
An uncivilly obedient judge or panel would purport to be doing
(220) The speculation that people who have acted uncivilly at past meetings will do so at future meetings is simply too attenuated to deprive citizens of their most direct and effective method of being heard on issues of public concern.
So that's now part of the rules that you can be prosecuted for an ethical violation just for behaving uncivilly in your oral or written communications.
In the same way, the principal of a public high school located in the same neighborhood as the previous interviewee, explains that it is difficult for the school center to change certain habits and behaviors of young people, such as not being punctual, or sometimes behaving disrespectfully or uncivilly, when this type of behavior is legitimized and accepted by their immediate environment (family and friends).
And, as Bohman and Richardson (2009: 271) realize "sometimes, indeed, the pursuit of justice requires engaging with others uncivilly." The point we are making is that "forms" and "contexts" of disrespect must be analyzed and understood in relation to other variables in order to allow scholars to properly understand respect/disrespect from a deliberative perspective.