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incivility

[ in-suh-vil-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF incivility

Synonyms for incivility

  • coarseness
  • disrespect
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
  • bad manners
  • discourteousness
  • unmannerliness
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Antonyms for incivility

  • politeness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCIVILITY

Kirkwood's smile robbed the retort of any flavor of incivility.

In other words, if it was not illegal—there was no doubt of its legality—it was an incivility.

Wherever we went, and whatever the hour, we met with no incivility.

"And you seem to have a talent for incivility," retorts she, rather nettled.

There is scarcely one of my respectable clients but complains of your incivility.

It was his mother who, rebuking his incivility, desired him to attend upon the lady.

She stared, and corrected her incivility with "Ah, yes," and a formal smile.

That fellow's behaviour may be construed as a more than common stretch of incivility.

I could not help saying, I considered his departure as a relief from incivility.

But the first incivility that I have received since I came to Ireland was offered me here.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "want of civilized behavior, rudeness," from French incivilité (early 15c.), from Late Latin incivilitatem (nominative incivilitas), from incivilis "not civil," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + civilis "relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous" (see civil). Meaning "an act of rudeness" is from 1650s. Incivil "not conducive to common good" is from mid-15c.

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