rudeness
noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being rude 2. a rude action

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  • rudeness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. discourtesy, bad manners, vulgarity, incivility, impoliteness, impudence, disrespect, misbehavior, barbarity, unmannerliness, ill breeding, crudity, brutality, barbarism, tactlessness, boorishness, unbecoming conduct, lack… …   English dictionary for students

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