American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lack of courtesy; rudeness.
- n. A rude act or statement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Incivility; rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners.
- n. An act of disrespect or incivility.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.
- n. an expression of lack of respect
- n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
- n. a manner that is rude and insulting
- dis- + courtesy (Wiktionary)
“Frankly, I think the discourtesy is on the side of the students objecting to the U.S. flag.”
“Even the perspective of courtesy/discourtesy is still contextual to the degree that offensiveness must be calibrated in order establish that which is a courteous or discourteous disagreement.”
“Our democratic principles should not be allowed to lead us to indulge in discourtesy, and thus throw a shadow of disgrace upon our institutions.”
“It cannot be termed discourtesy in Sir Kenneth that, situated as he was, he overheard a conversation in which he found himself deeply interested.”
“It cannot be termed discourtesy in Sir Kenneth, that, situated as he was, he overheard a conversation, in which he found himself deeply interested.”
“Schwartz complains that I committed a "discourtesy" by not mentioning that he had cited her unpublished draft of an article in his original article and in his reply to letters.”
“Rosie Winterton accused the government of "discourtesy" to the Commons after Sir”
“Lesley Dedman [left] admitted to a 'bit of a boo boo' but Ron Daw still accuses her of a 'discourtesy”
“Instead, it would be more appropriate to attach the label "discourtesy" or boorishness," about which the Israeli prime minister should refrain from throwing stones.”
“It's a mark of just how deeply they fail, how deeply their rational judgement is compromised that even when they recognise that they have rendered a profound discourtesy and indignity to a swathe of people they regard as "strangers and rivals and enemies," even when they acknowledge that their "tone of contempt" was grossly abusive, they ultimately excuse this as merited -- the condemnation righteous, any sense of insult a "self-inflicted wound.”
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