Definition of Discourtesy

1. Noun. An expression of lack of respect.




2. Noun. A manner that is rude and insulting.

3. Noun. A lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others.
Exact synonyms: Offence, Offense, Offensive Activity
Generic synonyms: Behavior, Behaviour, Conduct, Doings
Specialized synonyms: Derision, Ridicule, Indelicacy, Insolence, Affront, Insult, Presumption, Rebuff, Slight
Derivative terms: Offend

Definition of Discourtesy

1. n. Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.

Definition of Discourtesy

1. Noun. Lack of courtesy; rudeness. ¹

2. Noun. A rude act. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discourtesy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discourtesy

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Literary usage of Discourtesy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Paraguay: With Notes of Personal Observations, and by Charles Ames Washburn (1871)
"Kirkland warns him of the Consequences. — Lopez frightened. — The Correspondence detained by Caxias. — discourtesy and Dishonesty of Caxias. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Marriage, Divorce, Separation, and Domestic Relations by James Schouler, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1921)
"discourtesy. discourtesy M or mere acts of uncouth rudeness are not cruelty.67 § 1584. Refusal to Entertain Spouse. That a husband refused to take his wife ..."

3. Little Foxes by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1884)
"discourtesy. "1C*OR my part," said my wife, ... of the greatest destroyers of domestic peace is discourtesy. People neglect, with their nearest friends, ..."

4. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"discourtesy TO AMERICAN MINISTER.— ENGLAND AND FRANCE MAEE PROPOSITIONS TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES. — UNFRIENDLY IN THEIR CHARACTER TO THE UNITED STATES. ..."

5. The Nun of Kenmare: An Autobiography by Mary Francis Cusack (1889)
"discourtesy of Archbishop Corrigan — He Wishes to see Me — His Charges Against Me ... Such a marked discourtesy naturally excited a great deal of comment. ..."

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