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impolite

[im-puh-lahyt] /ˌɪm pəˈlaɪt/
adjective
1.
not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude:
an impolite reply.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin impolītus rough, unpolished. See im-2, polite
Related forms
impolitely, adverb
impoliteness, noun
Synonyms
disrespectful; uncivil; insolent; boorish, ill-mannered, rough.
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British Dictionary definitions for impoliteness

impolite

/ˌɪmpəˈlaɪt/
adjective
1.
discourteous; rude; uncivil
Derived Forms
impolitely, adverb
impoliteness, noun
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Word Origin and History for impoliteness

impolite

adj.

1610s, "unrefined, rough," from Latin impolitus "unpolished, rough, unrefined," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + politus "polished" (see polite). Sense of "discourteous, ill-mannered" is from 1739. Related: Impolitely; impoliteness.

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