rudeness

I
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. discourtesy, bad manners, vulgarity, incivility, impoliteness, impudence, disrespect, misbehavior, barbarity, unmannerliness, ill-breeding, crudity, brutality, barbarism, tactlessness, boorishness, unbecoming conduct, lack of courtesy, crudeness, gaucherie, brusquerie (French), grossness, coarseness, bluntness, effrontery, impertinence, insolence, audacity, boldness, shamelessness, presumption, officiousness, intrusiveness, brazenness, sauciness, defiance, bumptiousness, contempt, back talk, ill temper, irritability, disdain, asperity, harshness, sharpness, acrimony, unkindness, ungraciousness, social breach, conduct not becoming a gentleman, gall*, sass*, lip*, nerve*, brass*, crust*, cheek*.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
discourtesy, bad manners, impoliteness, inconsideration, coarseness, lack of grace, conduct unbefitting a gentleman/ lady, crudeness, vulgarity, tactlessness, freshness, brutality, impudence, insolence. ''The weak man s imitation of strength. — Eric Hoffer.
ANT.: courtesy, politeness, good manners, consideration
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, discourtesy, disrespect, effrontery, face, familiarity, forwardness, gall1, impertinence, impudence, impudency, incivility, insolence, nerve, nerviness, overconfidence, pertness, presumptuousness, pushiness, sassiness, sauciness. Informal: brass, crust, sauce, uppishness, uppityness. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.

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