Definitions

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

  • adj. Not polite; discourteous.

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  • adj. Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners; discourteous; uncivil; rude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unpolished; unfinished.
  • Unpolished in manner; not polite; ill-mannered; rude; uncivil.

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  • adj. not polite

Etymologies

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

Latin impolītus, unpolished, inelegant : in-, not; see in-1 + polītus, past participle of polīre, to polish; see polish.

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From the Latin impolitus, not polite.

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