discourtesy

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Ill manners
Nouns
1. discourtesy, discourteousness; ill-breeding; rudeness, ill or bad manners. Slang, boardinghouse reach.
2. (discourteous behavior) uncourteousness, inurbanity; illiberality, incivility, disrespect; offense, insult, insolence, impudence; barbarism, barbarity, brutality, misbehavior, blackguardism, conduct unbecoming (a gentleman, lady, etc.), vulgarity; churlishness, sullenness, irascibility; tartness, acrimony, acerbity, the rough side of one's tongue. Slang, attitude.
3. (discourteous look) scowl, black look, frown; short answer, rebuff, slap in the face, cold shoulder; hard words, contumely; unparliamentary language or behavior.
4. (discourteous person) bear, brute, boor, churl, cad, heel, blackguard, saucebox, beast; frump; bull in a china shop; cold fish. Informal, cross-patch. Slang, sleazeball, slimeball or -bucket.
Verbs
1. be discourteous, be rude; speak out of turn; insult, cut, treat with discourtesy; take a name in vain; make bold or free with, take a liberty; stare out of countenance; ogle, point at, put to the blush; turn one's back upon, turn on one's heel, give the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder; keep at a distance or at arm's length; look coldly upon; show the door to, give the brush-off, brush off; answer back, send away with a flea in the ear, add insult to injury; lose one's temper; sulk, frown, scowl, glower, pout; snap, snarl, growl. Informal, do the dozens, diss, flip the bird.
2. (result of discourtesy) wear out one's welcome, get the brush-off.
Adjectives
1. discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, disrespectful, ill-behaved, unmannerly, impolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ungentlemanly; unladylike; blackguard; vulgar, indecorous; foul-mouthed, abusive, uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious, cool; pert, forward, direct, obtrusive, impudent, rude, coarse, curt, saucy; precocious. Informal, bearish. Slang, fresh, sassy, snippy, high-hat, badass, corroded, dorky.
2. repulsive, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungentle, ungainly; rough, bluff, blunt, gruff, churlish, nasty, boorish, bearish; brutal, brusque, snarling, harsh, cavalier, tart, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious; distasteful; perverse; dour, sullen, peevish, irascible.
Adverbs — with a bad grace.
Quotations — An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult (Lord Chesterfield), Sarcasm is the greatest weapon of the smallest mind (Alan Ayckbourn).
Antonyms, see courtesy.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. impudence, impoliteness, incivility; see rudeness .
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, disrespect, effrontery, face, familiarity, forwardness, gall1, impertinence, impudence, impudency, incivility, insolence, nerve, nerviness, overconfidence, pertness, presumptuousness, pushiness, rudeness, sassiness, sauciness. Informal: brass, crust, sauce, uppishness, uppityness. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.

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  • discourtesy — index contumely, disparagement, disregard (lack of respect), disrespect, rebuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • discourtesy — 1550s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + COURTESY (Cf. courtesy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • discourtesy — ► NOUN (pl. discourtesies) 1) rude and inconsiderate behaviour. 2) an impolite act or remark …   English terms dictionary

  • discourtesy — [dis kʉrt′ə sē] n. 1. lack of courtesy; impoliteness; bad manners; rudeness 2. pl. discourtesies a rude or impolite act or remark …   English World dictionary

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  • discourtesy — UK [dɪsˈkɜː(r)təsɪ] / US [dɪsˈkɜrtəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms discourtesy : singular discourtesy plural discourtesies formal behaviour that is rude and lacks respect …   English dictionary

  • discourtesy — [[t]dɪskɜ͟ː(r)tɪsi[/t]] discourtesies N VAR Discourtesy is rude and bad mannered behaviour. [FORMAL] Syn: rudeness …   English dictionary

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