Definition of rudeness in English:

rudeness

noun

mass noun
  • 1Lack of manners; discourteousness.

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

Pronunciation

rudeness

/ˈruːdnəs/