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Discourtesy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISCOURTESY, n. Discurtesy. [dis and courtesy.] Incivility; rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; act of disrespect.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an expression of lack of respect [syn: disrespect, discourtesy]
2: a manner that is rude and insulting [syn: discourtesy, rudeness] [ant: courtesy, good manners]
3: a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others [syn: discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1555 1. rudeness 2. a rude act

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 bad manners; rudeness. 2 an impolite act or remark.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(discourtesies) Discourtesy is rude and bad-mannered behaviour. (FORMAL) = rudeness N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Incivility, impoliteness, rudeness, abruptness, bruskness or brusqueness, inurbanity, ill-breeding.

Moby Thesaurus

badness, correct deportment, courtesy, disesteem, dishonor, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disparagement, disrespect, disrespectfulness, disruption, disruptiveness, etiquette, frowned-upon behavior, good behavior, good citizenship, good manners, hooliganism, horseplay, impropriety, impudence, insolence, irreverence, lack of respect, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, naughtiness, nonsanctioned behavior, poor behavior, ridicule, roughhouse, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, sanctioned behavior, sociability, vandalism, venial sin, vice, wrongdoing



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