Definition of rudeness in English:



mass noun
  • 1Lack of manners; discourteousness.

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