Definitions

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

  • noun The quality or condition of being uncivil.
  • noun An uncivil or discourteous act.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of civilization; an uncivilized condition.
  • noun Lack of civility or courtesy; rudeness of manner toward others; impoliteness.
  • noun An act of rudeness or ill breeding.
  • noun Synonyms Disrespect, unmannerliness.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being uncivil; lack of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.
  • noun Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
  • noun rare Lack of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.
  • noun Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
  • noun Want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.

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

  • noun deliberate discourtesy

Etymologies

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From Late Latin incivilitas ("incivility"), from Latin incivilis ("impolite, uncivil"), from in- ("privative") + civilis ("belonging to a citizen, civic, political, urbane, courteous, civil"), from civis ("a citizen").

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