from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not urbane; uncivil; discourteous; unpolished.

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

  • adjective Uncivil; unpolished; rude. Opposite of urbane.

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

  • adjective uncivil; unpolished; rude


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Latin inurbanus.


  • If either party persists in refusal to confirm, and cannot show injury, that party's behavior is declared inurbane.

    The Galaxy Primes

  • Here is the celebrated passage about "Wragg is in custody," the text of which, though no doubt painful in subject and inurbane in phraseology, is really a rather slender basis on which to draw up an indictment against a nation.

    Matthew Arnold

  • "If the eminent doctor's manner appears a trifle inurbane of our tastes, we must bear in mind that the doctor may be from a place, or a stratum, not so meticulous in these matters.

    The Worlds Of Robert A Heinlein

  • Just it would be, "pursues the author," and by no means inurbane; but hardly, perhaps, Christian. "

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873


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