Incivility

  • 1Incivility — 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… …

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  • 2Incivility — 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

  • 3incivility — index contempt (disdain), disregard (lack of respect), disrespect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4incivility — (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 …

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  • 5incivility — [n] discourtesy bad manners, coarseness, discourteousness, disrespect, impoliteness, rudeness, unmannerliness; concepts 29,633 …

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  • 6incivility — ► NOUN (pl. incivilities) ▪ rude or unsociable speech or behaviour …

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  • 7incivility — [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 …

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  • 8incivility — UK [ˌɪnsəˈvɪlətɪ] / US [ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms incivility : singular incivility plural incivilities formal impolite behaviour …

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  • 9incivility — noun Cadet Anderson was reprimanded for incivility Syn: rudeness, discourtesy, impoliteness, bad manners, disrespect, boorishness, ungraciousness; insolence, impertinence, impudence Ant: politeness …

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  • 10incivility — 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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  • 11incivility — 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,&#8230; …

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  • 12incivility — noun a) The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness. b) Any act of rudeness or ill breeding. See Also: incivil …

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  • 13incivility — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Neanderthalism, animality, bad manners, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, bestiality, boorishness, brutality, brutishness, caddishness, coarseness, crudeness, discourteousness, discourtesy, gross behavior …

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  • 14incivility — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. rudeness, discourtesy, disrespect, impoliteness, bad manners, tactlessness, roughness, coarseness. ANT.: civility, courtesy, politeness II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being impudent or&#8230; …

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  • 15incivility — in|ci|vil|i|ty [ˌınsıˈvılıti] n plural incivilities [U and C] formal impolite behaviour, remarks etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16incivility — in|ci|vil|i|ty [ ,ınsı vıləti ] noun count or uncount FORMAL impolite behavior: RUDENESS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17incivility — in·ci·vil·i·ty || ‚ɪnsɪ vɪlÉ™tɪ n. rudeness, lack of politeness; rude behavior …

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  • 18incivility — noun (plural incivilities) rude or unsociable speech or behaviour …

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  • 19incivility — n. 1. Discourtesy, discourteousness, rudeness, impoliteness, uncourteousness, uncourtliness, inurbanity, unmannerliness, disrespect, ill breeding, ill manners. 2. Act of rudeness, discourtesy, piece of ill breeding …

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  • 20incivility — noun (U) formal impolite behaviour …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English