Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of courtesy; rudeness.
  • n. A rude act or statement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lack of courtesy; rudeness.
  • n. A rude act.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Incivility; rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners.
  • n. An act of disrespect or incivility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

dis- + courtesy (Wiktionary)

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