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’
    • ‘Left without having a single drink thanks to the appalling rudeness of a waitress.’
    • ‘We all hear about how the rudeness of email has affected our lives.’
    • ‘All too often, what would have formerly passed for simple rudeness or vulgarity is now labelled something much more menacing.’
    • ‘Once they get converted, they will forgive our rudeness.’
    • ‘Obviously she at least was mindful of the rudeness of gossip.’
    • ‘Lady Catherine was clearly annoyed at his apparent rudeness.’
    • ‘In both instances, the officers had responded with inexcusable rudeness.’
    • ‘People too often confuse "brutal honesty" with rudeness.’
    • ‘Indeed, publicly correcting anybody is the ultimate in rudeness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For some reason, she never sulks away or criticizes my rudeness.’
    • ‘I went through a somewhat similar situation with my sister, minus the rudeness on her part.’
    • ‘Mary sedately entered the parlour, admonishing her youngest sister's rudeness.’
    • ‘I was just thinking about the increasing levels of rudeness I am treated to at work.’
    • ‘His plan to get the old lady back for her minor rudeness was coming to literal fruition.’
    • ‘They would suit each other well - in wealth, in pride, in rudeness.’
    • ‘A true lady will always repulse familiarity or rudeness, either of speech or manner.’
    • ‘You know what I'm talking about: angry outbursts, sarcasm, rudeness, aloofness, running away, or retreat.’
    • ‘A cutting judge became a household word on account of his rudeness.’
    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/