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- adj. uncivil; unpolished; rude
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uncivil; unpolished; rude. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not urbane; uncivil; discourteous; unpolished.
If either party persists in refusal to confirm, and cannot show injury, that party's behavior is declared inurbane.
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.
"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.
Just it would be, "pursues the author," and by no means inurbane; but hardly, perhaps, Christian. "