Definitions

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  • adj. Not courteous; impolite, rude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not courteous; uncivil.

Etymologies

un- +‎ courteous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Emperor then spoke of what he termed the uncourteous tone of our notes, saying that we charged the Germans with barbarism in warfare and that, as Emperor and head of the Church, he had wished to carry on the war in a knightly manner.

    My Four Years in Germany

  • The Emperor then spoke of what he termed the uncourteous tone of our notes, saying that we charged the Germans with barbarism in warfare and that, as

    My Four Years in Germany

  • We send a long lawyer's Note, not discourteous but wholly uncourteous, which is far worse.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • It is the German who is so uncourteous to his verbs.

    Sole Music

  • I have been somewhat uncourteous to your secretary.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Not until two hours had been spent in an atmosphere of quiet befitting la Trappe, did she suddenly awaken to a sense of uncourteous behavior, and bethink herself of the short answers which she had given her aunt.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • As to those two way-leaders withal, whether it were that they got used to their faces, or that their ways and manners were nought uncourteous or fierce, they doubted them less and less as time wore; all save Viridis, whose flesh crept when they drew anigh her, as will betide one who comes across an evil-looking creeping thing.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • If they dressed in conspicuous garb, if they performed in a military like fashion, they're rather uncourteous to their neighbors, it seems to me that's the kind of thing you'd do to attract attention to yourself.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2006

  • "Of course, he did not realize that it was I who was knocking, but none the less his conduct was very uncourteous, and, indeed, under the circumstances rather suspicious."

    The Adventure of the Three Students.

  • “Mr Finn,” said she, smiling as she spoke, I am sure that you did not mean it, but you were uncourteous to my friend Mr

    Phineas Finn

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