Definition of bad manners in English:

bad manners

plural noun

  • Lack of polite or well-bred social behaviour:

    ‘it's bad manners to talk with your mouth full’
    ‘I have never experienced such bad manners and ignorance’
    • ‘The litany of bad manners continued over dessert.’
    • ‘I don't think putting your elbows on the table is bad manners any more.’
    • ‘The latter are examples of bad manners; the former are not.’
    • ‘It is bad manners to argue too much with someone who has given you a lift.’
    • ‘Such table noises are not considered bad manners; they are considered evidence that people are enjoying their food.’
    • ‘Anyway, in recent weeks, I have been the "victim" of bad manners.’
    • ‘Katie Bruton, 22, from Birmingham, is no stranger to bad manners.’
    • ‘It was considered the height of bad manners not to offer your tobacco around.’
    • ‘Panic can induce all kinds of bad manners.’
    • ‘I have no words to express how sorry I am for my bad manners.’
    • ‘It is bad manners to reach for salt or a spoon.’
    • ‘In a shared pool, butterfly strikes me as plain bad manners.’
    • ‘A handshake that is too firm is also considered a sign of bad manners.’
    • ‘Bad manners are the outward sign of a seriously selfish individual.’
    • ‘Bad manners are the most basic form of anti-social behaviour.’
    • ‘This is, at very best, bad manners.’
    • ‘Apparently, Wilbur was incensed at her bad manners.’
    • ‘I think it is rank bad manners not to attend prize-giving.’
    • ‘I agree with Eugene that this is a case of bad manners rather than anything more serious.’
    • ‘People who don't do this should get penalty points for bad manners.’
    rudeness, discourtesy, discourteousness, impoliteness, incivility, unmannerliness, boorishness, uncouthness, vulgarity, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, lack of social grace, lack of refinement
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