Definitions for: Discourtesy


[n] a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
[n] a manner that is rude and insulting
[n] an expression of lack of respect



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: disrespect, offence, offense, offensive activity, rudeness

Antonyms: courtesy, good manners

See Also: abruptness, abuse, affront, behavior, behaviour, blasphemy, boorishness, brusqueness, cheek, cheekiness, conduct, contempt, contempt, content, contumely, crust, curtness, depreciation, derision, derision, derogation, disparagement, disrespect, doings, freshness, gall, gruffness, impertinence, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, impudence, incivility, indelicacy, insolence, insolence, insult, insult, manner, message, personal manner, presumption, rebuff, revilement, ridicule, ridicule, scorn, shortness, slight, subject matter, substance, ungraciousness, vilification

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