Definition of discourteous in English:

discourteous

adjective

  • Showing rudeness and a lack of consideration for other people.

    ‘it would be unkind and discourteous to decline a visit’
    • ‘He was never discourteous or brusque, or anything like that.’
    • ‘Now divisional commanders have been told to crack down on any rudeness - and send discourteous staff to be retrained.’
    • ‘This ignorant attitude reigning supreme is unfounded and discourteous.’
    • ‘He said the serious disagreement between the two countries should not permit discourteous or rude behavior.’
    • ‘Examples of discourteous actions are: shouting, freestyling, slapping course equipment, throwing out of turn, throwing or kicking golf bags, and advancing on the fairway beyond the away player.’
    • ‘Arriving so late for the function is nothing short of being discourteous to your guests.’
    • ‘By this time other drivers behind us were likewise being highly discourteous with horns and headlights, displaying negative opinions on his ill considered manoeuvre.’
    • ‘The three daughters of my eldest daughter are rude, discourteous, and have never been disciplined.’
    • ‘Under no circumstances can the pharmacist prevent the prescription from being filled, make discourteous or judgmental remarks, or discuss his or her religious beliefs with the guest.’
    • ‘This again is so discourteous to your fellow patrons, and the performers, who are all quite distracted by your shuffling and stumbling in the dark.’
    • ‘She has repeatedly accused the protesters of being discourteous.’
    • ‘Most discourteous cell phone culprits are inherently ill-mannered.’
    • ‘He was overconfident, discourteous and condescending.’
    • ‘To make his own intentions clear would be discourteous to his employers, so he offers no firm clue as to whether he may consider voluntarily leaving when his contract is up.’
    • ‘Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.’
    • ‘Many adults automatically view teenagers as rude, obnoxious, and discourteous.’
    • ‘Blowing smoke across a room is not much different and the grossly discourteous and rude habit in which smokers engaged was awful.’
    • ‘I find it most discourteous they didn't bother coming up with a reply.’
    • ‘They quickly stopped their quiet conversation, oblivious to how outrageously rude and discourteous it was, and turned to him, taking in what he had just said.’
    • ‘Following this discourteous deed, it is believed that the youths turned their attention to a little dog on the street and began kicking it.’
    rude, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered, disrespectful, uncivil, unmannerly, unchivalrous, ungallant, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill-bred, churlish, boorish, crass, ungracious, graceless, uncouth
    insolent, impudent, cheeky, audacious, presumptuous
    curt, brusque, blunt, offhand, unceremonious, short, sharp, uncomplimentary, offensive, insulting, derogatory, disparaging
    ignorant
    malapert, contumelious
    underbred, mannerless
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Pronunciation:

discourteous

/dɪsˈkəːtɪəs/