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uncivil

[uhn-siv-uh l] /ʌnˈsɪv əl/
adjective
1.
without good manners; unmannerly; rude; impolite; discourteous.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; un-1 + civil
Related forms
uncivility
[uhn-suh-vil-i-tee] /ˌʌn səˈvɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
uncivilness, noun
uncivilly, adverb
Synonyms
1. disrespectful, uncouth, boorish.
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Examples from the web for uncivil
  • And it's not because our leader is so patently uncivil himself.
  • It would simply be uncivil to thrust such a raw disagreement in people's faces.
  • It is widely perceived that the problem of uncivil conduct online has reached epidemic proportions.
  • In space, nobody can hear you be uncivil towards someone.
  • There are several theories as to why campuses have become increasingly uncivil.
  • Leases will include conditions that prohibit drinking in the neighborhood as well as other uncivil behaviors.
  • The brief accompanying the motion is noteworthy for its vituperative and uncivil language.
  • Not all unpleasant and uncivil conduct creates a hostile work environment.
British Dictionary definitions for uncivil

uncivil

/ʌnˈsɪvəl/
adjective
1.
lacking civility or good manners
2.
an obsolete word for uncivilized
Derived Forms
uncivility (ˌʌnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ), uncivilness, noun
uncivilly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncivil
adj.

1550s, "barbarous," from un- (1) "not" + civil. Meaning "impolite" is 1590s.

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