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- n. The state of being impolite; incivility; rudeness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Incivility; rudeness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
"Because it would be error; it's the worst kind of impoliteness to treat anybody that doesn't ask you to; but I've got to know every minute that her belief is a lie, and that God doesn't know anything about it."
They sat in silence, and with tireless patience watched our every motion with that vile, uncomplaining impoliteness which is so truly
Perhaps we should open a new front on "impoliteness" and try to encircle 'em from the rear.
I especially like the idea that waste, impoliteness and overpopulation become "abominations," although I'm not sure recycling one's aunt will ever truly catch on.
As it happened, impoliteness came naturally to Robert Byron, and he employed it frequently in his masterpiece, "The Road to Oxiana."
These children all live in my apartment complex, where it is safe for them to wander alone, but I'm not sure how to deal with outright insults like the messy house comment, or impoliteness like not saying thank you.
Most allegations relate to incivility, impoliteness and intolerance (32%) – essentially allegations that officers were rude and impolite.
Dear Senator Imhofe, Thank you for embarrassing us once again with your smugly self-righteous attitude coupled with impoliteness.
Only with persistence bordering on impoliteness have we been able to ensure that a public option even be discussed as a choice.
It's too simplistic to look at the Tea Partiers and their impoliteness and because naturally some of them are going to get impolite about race because there will always be such people, to think that the reason for it is because the president is brown.
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