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  • n. The treatment of other people in an impolite or discourteous way, or incorrect behaviour in public.

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

  • n. impoliteness resulting from ignorance


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  • They were, after all, unAdjusted; the Loo-chim expected little more than bad manners from such slaves.

    Fire Dancer

  • It would have been uncivil not to return Sir Edwin Baillie's call, and unacceptable bad manners to omit them from the guest list for the ball after I had called. "


  • She had become aware, as the term got into its stride and the students settled down, that Mrs Bradley’s lectures in psychology and Miss Topas’s lectures in medieval history were always crowded, even by students who had no particular reason for attending them, whereas her own lectures in English literature were attended only by those students who had neither the effontery nor the bad manners to cut them.

    Laurels are Poison

  •  In point of fact she felt exhausted and longed only for a hot bath and a comfortable bed, but it would be bad manners to show anything less than immense pleasure in her hostess's preparations-she knew enough about Arab protocol to be aware of that!

    Falcon's Prey

  • The bard’s voice faded away as the men walked past him, and Kygones saw that the display of bad manners had unnerved the man.

    Lord of the Silver Bow

  • The old man snorted, irritated that Golden Pubics had the bad manners to address him in his own language.

    Noble House


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