discourteous

  • 1 Discourteous — Dis*cour te*ous (?; see {Courteous}, 277), a. [Pref. dis + courteous: cf. OF. discortois.] Uncivil; rude; wanting in courtesy or good manners; uncourteous. {Dis*cour te*ous*ly}, adv. {Dis*cour te*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discourteous — index contemptuous, disdainful, disorderly, impertinent (insolent), insolent, offensive (offending) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 discourteous — 1560s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + COURTEOUS (Cf. courteous). Related: Discourteously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 discourteous — impolite, uncivil, ungracious, *rude, ill mannered Analogous words: brusque, curt, crusty, gruff, blunt (see BLUFF): boorish, churlish (see under BOOR) Antonyms: courteous Contrasted words: *civil, polite, courtly, gallant, chivalrous …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 discourteous — [adj] rude, impolite abrupt, badmannered, boorish, brusque, cavalier, cheeky*, churlish, contumelious, crude, crusty*, curt, disrespectful, flip, fresh, ill bred, ill mannered, impertinent, inaffable, indelicate, insolent, inurbane, oafish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 discourteous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ rude and lacking consideration for others. DERIVATIVES discourteously adverb discourteousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 discourteous — [dis kʉr′tē əs] adj. not courteous; impolite; rude; ill mannered SYN. RUDE discourteously adv. discourteousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 discourteous — adj. 1) discourteous to 2) discourteous to + inf. (it was discourteous of him to say that) * * * [dɪs kɜːtjəs] discourteous to discourteous to + inf. (it was discourteous of him to say that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 discourteous — [[t]dɪskɜ͟ː(r)tiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to n If you say that someone is discourteous, you mean that they are rude and have no consideration for the feelings of other people. [FORMAL] Staff are often discourteous and sometimes… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 discourteous — discourteously, adv. discourteousness, n. /dis kerr tee euhs/, adj. not courteous; impolite; uncivil; rude: a discourteous salesman. [1570 80; DIS 1 + COURTEOUS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 discourteous — dis|cour|te|ous [dısˈkə:tiəs US ə:r ] adj formal not polite, and not showing respect for other people = ↑rude, impolite ↑impolite ▪ It would be discourteous to ignore his request. >discourteously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 discourteous — adjective formal not polite, and not showing respect for other people: Cameron was not really interested, but it would be discourteous to say so. discourteously adverb discourteousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 discourteous — adjective it would be discourteous to ignore her Syn: rude, impolite, ill mannered, bad mannered, disrespectful, uncivil, unmannerly, unchivalrous, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill bred, churlish, boorish, crass, ungracious, graceless, uncouth;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 discourteous — adjective Date: 1578 lacking courtesy ; rude • discourteously adverb • discourteousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 discourteous — adjective impolite; lacking consideration for others Ant: courteous …

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  • 16 discourteous — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, aweless, boorish, brusque, curt, derisive, disparaging, disrespectful, ill bred, ill mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, inaffable, insolent, irreverent, misbehaved, ridiculing, rude, short,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 discourteous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impolite, uncivil, inconsiderate; see rude 2 . See Synonym Study at rude . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. rude, inconsiderate, impolite, ill mannered, uncivil, brusque, ungracious, indelicate, cavalier, fresh, boorish …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 discourteous — dis|cour|te|ous [ dıs kɜrtiəs ] adjective FORMAL rude and lacking respect …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 discourteous — dis·cour·te·ous || dɪs kɜːtjÉ™s adj. impolite, rude …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 discourteous — adjective rude and lacking consideration for others. Derivatives discourteously adverb discourteousness noun discourtesy noun (plural discourtesies) …

    English new terms dictionary