Discourtesy

  • 1 Discourtesy — Dis*cour te*sy, n. [Pref. dis + courtesy: cf. OF. descourtoisie.] Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility. [1913 Webster] Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discourtesy — index contumely, disparagement, disregard (lack of respect), disrespect, rebuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 discourtesy — 1550s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + COURTESY (Cf. courtesy) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 discourtesy — ► NOUN (pl. discourtesies) 1) rude and inconsiderate behaviour. 2) an impolite act or remark …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 discourtesy — [dis kʉrt′ə sē] n. 1. lack of courtesy; impoliteness; bad manners; rudeness 2. pl. discourtesies a rude or impolite act or remark …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Discourtesy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Discourtesy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 discourtesy discourtesy Sgm: N 1 ill breeding ill breeding Sgm: N 1 ill manners ill manners bad manners ungainly manners Sgm: N 1 insuavity insuavity Sgm: N 1 uncourteousness …

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  • 7 discourtesy — n. 1) to show discourtesy 2) (a) grave discourtesy * * * [dɪs kɜːtəsɪ] (a) grave discourtesy to show discourtesy …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 discourtesy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill manners Nouns 1. discourtesy, discourteousness; ill breeding; rudeness, ill or bad manners. Slang, boardinghouse reach. 2. (discourteous behavior) uncourteousness, inurbanity; illiberality,… …

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  • 9 discourtesy — UK [dɪsˈkɜː(r)təsɪ] / US [dɪsˈkɜrtəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms discourtesy : singular discourtesy plural discourtesies formal behaviour that is rude and lacks respect …

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  • 10 discourtesy — [[t]dɪskɜ͟ː(r)tɪsi[/t]] discourtesies N VAR Discourtesy is rude and bad mannered behaviour. [FORMAL] Syn: rudeness …

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  • 11 discourtesy — noun these parents seemed unfazed by the discourtesy of their children Syn: rudeness, impoliteness, bad manners, incivility, disrespect, ungraciousness, churlishness, boorishness, ill breeding, uncouthness, crassness; insolence, impudence,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 discourtesy — noun Date: 1555 1. rudeness 2. a rude act …

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  • 13 discourtesy — /dis kerr teuh see/, n., pl. discourtesies. 1. lack or breach of courtesy; incivility; rudeness. 2. a discourteous or impolite act. [1545 55; DIS 1 + COURTESY] * * * …

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  • 14 discourtesy — noun a) Lack of courtesy; rudeness. b) A rude act. See Also: discourteousness …

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  • 15 discourtesy — Synonyms and related words: badness, correct deportment, courtesy, disesteem, dishonor, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disparagement, disrespect, disrespectfulness, disruption, disruptiveness, etiquette, frowned upon behavior, good …

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  • 16 discourtesy — dis|cour|te|sy [dısˈkə:təsi US ə:r ] n plural discourtesies [U and C] formal an action or behaviour that is not polite or does not show respect …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 discourtesy — dis|cour|te|sy [ dıs kɜrtəsi ] noun count or uncount FORMAL behavior that is rude and lacks respect …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 discourtesy — dis cour·te·sy || tɪsɪ n. rudeness, lack of manners; rude or impolite act …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 discourtesy — n. Incivility, impoliteness, rudeness, abruptness, bruskness or brusqueness, inurbanity, ill breeding …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 discourtesy — noun (C, U) formal an action or behaviour that is not polite …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English