Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an expression of lack of respect
  • noun a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  • noun a manner that is rude and insulting

Etymologies

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dis- + courtesy

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