uncivil

  • 1 Uncivil — Un*civ il, a. 1. Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized. [1913 Webster] Men can not enjoy the rights of an uncivil and of a civil state together. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. Not civil; not complaisant; discourteous; impolite; rude;… …

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  • 2 uncivil — index blatant (obtrusive), contemptuous, disdainful, disorderly, impertinent (insolent), offensive ( …

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  • 3 uncivil — (adj.) 1550s, barbarous, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CIVIL (Cf. civil). Meaning impolite is 1590s …

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  • 4 uncivil — *rude, ill mannered, impolite, discourteous, ungracious Analogous words: boorish, loutish, churlish (see under BOOR): brusque, blunt, gruff, crusty (see BLUFF) Antonyms: civil …

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  • 5 uncivil — [adj] rude abrupt, bad mannered, barbaric, blunt, boorish, coarse, curt, discourteous, gross, gruff, ill mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, insulting, mannerless, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultured, unfriendly, ungentlemanly, unmannerly, unpolished …

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  • 6 uncivil — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ discourteous; impolite …

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  • 7 uncivil — [un siv′əl] adj. 1. not civilized; barbarous 2. not civil or courteous; ill mannered SYN. RUDE uncivilly adv …

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  • 8 uncivil — adjective a) Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized. John Terry and Frank Lampard would not have reacted as the Nigerian did to the (admittedly X rated) challenge that led to the Liverpool forward being sent off in last week’s Carling Cup… …

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  • 9 uncivil — adjective Date: 1553 1. not civilized ; barbarous 2. lacking in courtesy ; ill mannered, impolite < uncivil remarks > 3. not conducive to civic harmony and welfare • uncivilly adverb …

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  • 10 uncivil — un|civ|il [ ʌn sıvl ] adjective VERY FORMAL rude: There really is no need to be uncivil …

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  • 11 uncivil — adjective she apologized to her family for Rusty s uncivil words Syn: impolite, rude, discourteous, disrespectful, unmannerly, bad mannered, impertinent, impudent, ungracious; brusque, sharp, curt, offhand, gruff, churlish, snippy See note at …

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  • 12 uncivil — uncivility /un seuh vil i tee/, uncivilness, n. uncivilly, adv. /un siv euhl/, adj. 1. without good manners; unmannerly; rude; impolite; discourteous. 2. uncivilized. [1545 55; UN 1 + CIVIL] Syn. 1. disrespectful, uncouth, boorish. * * * …

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  • 13 uncivil — Synonyms and related words: Gothic, Neanderthal, animal, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, coarse, crass, crude, discourteous, disrespectful, ill bred, ill mannered, impertinent, impolite, inaffable, insolent, noncivilized …

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  • 14 uncivil — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. rude, impolite, unmannerly. See discourtesy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not civilized] Syn. barbarous, crude, boorish, uncultivated; see rude 1 . 2. [Ill mannered] Syn. rude, impolite,… …

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  • 15 uncivil — adj. crude, impolite, discourteous; not civilized; not seeking to improve the community or society …

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  • 16 uncivil — adjective discourteous; impolite. Derivatives uncivilly adverb …

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  • 17 uncivil — a. Rude, impolite, uncourteous, discourteous, unmannerly, ungentle, unmannered, ungracious, disrespectful, rough, irreverent, blunt, gruff, bearish, ill mannered, ill bred, unseemly, uncouth, boorish, clownish, churlish, uncomplaisant, brusk or… …

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  • 18 uncivil — adj 1. rude, discourteous, impolite, unceremonious, unmannerly, bad mannered, ill bred, disrespectful, misbehaved; indelicate, uncourtly, ungallant, indecorous, ungracious; ungentlemanly, unladylike, brash, bold, hoydenish, Scot. randy; brazen,… …

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  • 19 uncivil — un·civil …

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  • 20 uncivil — un•civ•il [[t]ʌnˈsɪv əl[/t]] adj. 1) impolite; rude 2) uncivilized • Etymology: 1545–55 un ci•vil′i•ty səˈvɪl ɪ ti un•civ′il•ness, n. un•civ′il•ly, adv …

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