impolite
adjective Etymology: Latin impolitus, from in- + politus polite Date: 1739 not polite ; rudeimpolitely adverbimpoliteness noun

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  • Impolite — Im po*lite , a. [L. impolitus unpolishied, pref. im not + politus, p. p. of polire to polish, refine. See {Polite}.] Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners; discourteous; uncivil; rude. {Im po*lite ly}, adv. {Im po*lite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impolite — index disorderly, impertinent (insolent), insolent, perverse, presumptuous, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …   Law dictionary

  • impolite — (adj.) 1610s, unrefined, rough, from L. impolitus unpolished, rough, unrefined, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + politus polished (see POLITE (Cf. polite)). Sense of discourteous, ill mannered is from 1739.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • impolite — uncivil, discourteous, *rude, ill mannered, ungracious Analogous words: churlish, boorish, loutish (see under BOOR): curt, gruff, brusque, blunt (see BLUFF) Antonyms: polite Contrasted words: *civil, courteous, chivalrous, gallant: *suave, urbane …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impolite — [adj] having bad manners badmannered, boorish, churlish, crude, discourteous, disgracious, disrespectful, ill bred, illmannered, indecorous, indelicate, insolent, irritable, loutish, moody, oafish, rough, rude, sullen, uncivil, ungracious,… …   New thesaurus

  • impolite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having or showing good manners. DERIVATIVES impolitely adverb impoliteness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • impolite — [im΄pə līt′] adj. [L impolitus, unpolished] not polite; ill mannered; discourteous SYN. RUDE impolitely adv. impoliteness n …   English World dictionary

  • impolite — adj. impolite to + inf. (it is impolite to interrupt someone who is speaking) * * * [ˌɪmpə laɪt] impolite to + inf. (it is impolite to interrupt someone who is speaking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • impolite — im|po|lite [ˌımpəˈlaıt] adj not polite = ↑rude ▪ an impolite remark it is impolite (of sb) (to do sth) ▪ Would it be impolite of me to ask exactly where you ve been? >impolitely adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impolite — [[t]ɪ̱mpəla͟ɪt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If you say that someone is impolite, you mean that they are rather rude and do not have good manners. The Count acknowledged the two newcomers as briefly as was possible without being… …   English dictionary

  • impolite — impolitely, adv. impoliteness, n. /im peuh luyt /, adj. not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply. [1605 15; < L impolitus rough, unpolished. See IM 2 POLITE] Syn. disrespectful; uncivil; insolent; boorish, ill mannered,… …   Universalium

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