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1Lack of manners; discourteousness:‘what I will not tolerate is rudeness’‘Alice becomes disgusted by the rudeness of her three companions’
discourteousness, discourtesy, lack of manners, bad manners, impoliteness, impertinence, impudence, insolence, effrontery, audacity, presumptuousness, cheek, cheekiness, incivility, disrespect, disrespectfulness, churlishness, crassness, curtness, brusqueness, bluntness, ungraciousness, brashness, sharpness, abusivenesstactlessness, lack of tact, lack of diplomacy, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, boorishness, uncouthnesslipsauce, backchatback talk, smart mouth, sassmalapertness, contumelyView synonyms
- ‘A cutting judge became a household word on account of his rudeness.’
- ‘Indeed, publicly correcting anybody is the ultimate in rudeness.’
- ‘His plan to get the old lady back for her minor rudeness was coming to literal fruition.’
- ‘I went through a somewhat similar situation with my sister, minus the rudeness on her part.’
- ‘I was just thinking about the increasing levels of rudeness I am treated to at work.’
- ‘In both instances, the officers had responded with inexcusable rudeness.’
- ‘We all hear about how the rudeness of email has affected our lives.’
- ‘Mary sedately entered the parlour, admonishing her youngest sister's rudeness.’
- ‘All too often, what would have formerly passed for simple rudeness or vulgarity is now labelled something much more menacing.’
- ‘Left without having a single drink thanks to the appalling rudeness of a waitress.’
- ‘A true lady will always repulse familiarity or rudeness, either of speech or manner.’
- ‘People too often confuse "brutal honesty" with rudeness.’
- ‘Lateness is frowned on in Europe, where anything less than perfect punctuality for a social engagement is considered a rudeness.’
- ‘You know what I'm talking about: angry outbursts, sarcasm, rudeness, aloofness, running away, or retreat.’
- ‘Obviously she at least was mindful of the rudeness of gossip.’
- ‘Lady Catherine was clearly annoyed at his apparent rudeness.’
- ‘For some reason, she never sulks away or criticizes my rudeness.’
- ‘They would suit each other well - in wealth, in pride, in rudeness.’
- ‘I blurted out, then blushed at my unnecessary rudeness.’
- ‘Once they get converted, they will forgive our rudeness.’
2dated Roughness or simplicity.
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