incivility
noun Etymology: Middle French incivilité, from Late Latin incivilitat-, incivilitas, from incivilis, from Latin in- + civilis civil Date: 1584 1. the quality or state of being uncivil 2. a rude or discourteous act

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  • Incivility — is a general term for social behaviour lacking in civility or good manners, on a scale from rudeness or lack of respect for elders, to vandalism and hooliganism, through public drunkenness and threatening behaviour. [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Incivility — In ci*vil i*ty, n.; pl. {Incivilities}. [L. incivilitas: cf. F. incivilit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being uncivil; lack of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness. Shak. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. Any act of rudeness or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incivility — index contempt (disdain), disregard (lack of respect), disrespect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incivility — (n.) 1580s, want of civilized behavior, rudeness, from Fr. incivilité (early 15c.), from L.L. incivilitatem (nom. incivilitas), from incivilis not civil, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + civilis (see CIVIL (Cf. civil)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • incivility — [n] discourtesy bad manners, coarseness, discourteousness, disrespect, impoliteness, rudeness, unmannerliness; concepts 29,633 …   New thesaurus

  • incivility — ► NOUN (pl. incivilities) ▪ rude or unsociable speech or behaviour …   English terms dictionary

  • incivility — [in΄sə vil′i tē] n. [Fr incivilité < LL incivilitas < L incivilis, impolite: see IN 2 & CIVIL] 1. a lack of courtesy or politeness; rudeness 2. pl. incivilities a rude or discourteous act …   English World dictionary

  • incivility — UK [ˌɪnsəˈvɪlətɪ] / US [ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms incivility : singular incivility plural incivilities formal impolite behaviour …   English dictionary

  • incivility — noun Cadet Anderson was reprimanded for incivility Syn: rudeness, discourtesy, impoliteness, bad manners, disrespect, boorishness, ungraciousness; insolence, impertinence, impudence Ant: politeness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • incivility — incivil /in siv euhl/, adj. /in seuh vil i tee/, n., pl. incivilities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being uncivil; discourteous behavior or treatment. 2. an uncivil act. [1575 85; < LL incivilitas. See IN 3, CIVILITY] Syn. 1. rudeness,… …   Universalium

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