discourtesy NOUN (pl. discourtesies) 1) rude and inconsiderate behaviour. 2) an impolite act or remark.

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  • Discourtesy — Dis*cour te*sy, n. [Pref. dis + courtesy: cf. OF. descourtoisie.] Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility. [1913 Webster] Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discourtesy — index contumely, disparagement, disregard (lack of respect), disrespect, rebuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discourtesy — 1550s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + COURTESY (Cf. courtesy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discourtesy — [dis kʉrt′ə sē] n. 1. lack of courtesy; impoliteness; bad manners; rudeness 2. pl. discourtesies a rude or impolite act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • Discourtesy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Discourtesy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 discourtesy discourtesy Sgm: N 1 ill breeding ill breeding Sgm: N 1 ill manners ill manners bad manners ungainly manners Sgm: N 1 insuavity insuavity Sgm: N 1 uncourteousness …   English dictionary for students

  • discourtesy — n. 1) to show discourtesy 2) (a) grave discourtesy * * * [dɪs kɜːtəsɪ] (a) grave discourtesy to show discourtesy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • discourtesy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill manners Nouns 1. discourtesy, discourteousness; ill breeding; rudeness, ill or bad manners. Slang, boardinghouse reach. 2. (discourteous behavior) uncourteousness, inurbanity; illiberality,… …   English dictionary for students

  • discourtesy — UK [dɪsˈkɜː(r)təsɪ] / US [dɪsˈkɜrtəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms discourtesy : singular discourtesy plural discourtesies formal behaviour that is rude and lacks respect …   English dictionary

  • discourtesy — [[t]dɪskɜ͟ː(r)tɪsi[/t]] discourtesies N VAR Discourtesy is rude and bad mannered behaviour. [FORMAL] Syn: rudeness …   English dictionary

  • discourtesy — noun these parents seemed unfazed by the discourtesy of their children Syn: rudeness, impoliteness, bad manners, incivility, disrespect, ungraciousness, churlishness, boorishness, ill breeding, uncouthness, crassness; insolence, impudence,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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