Definition of rudeness in English:

rudeness

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.’
    • ‘All too often, what would have formerly passed for simple rudeness or vulgarity is now labelled something much more menacing.’
    • ‘I went through a somewhat similar situation with my sister, minus the rudeness on her part.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I blurted out, then blushed at my unnecessary rudeness.’
    • ‘I was just thinking about the increasing levels of rudeness I am treated to at work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We all hear about how the rudeness of email has affected our lives.’
    • ‘Indeed, publicly correcting anybody is the ultimate in rudeness.’
    • ‘Once they get converted, they will forgive our rudeness.’
    • ‘Lady Catherine was clearly annoyed at his apparent rudeness.’
    • ‘His plan to get the old lady back for her minor rudeness was coming to literal fruition.’
    • ‘In both instances, the officers had responded with inexcusable rudeness.’
    • ‘Mary sedately entered the parlour, admonishing her youngest sister's rudeness.’
    • ‘Obviously she at least was mindful of the rudeness of gossip.’
    • ‘For some reason, she never sulks away or criticizes my rudeness.’
    • ‘They would suit each other well - in wealth, in pride, in rudeness.’
    • ‘People too often confuse "brutal honesty" with 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
    tactlessness, lack of tact, lack of diplomacy, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, boorishness, uncouthness
    lip
    sauce, backchat
    back talk, smart mouth, sass
    malapertness, contumely
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  • 2dated Roughness or simplicity.

Pronunciation:

rudeness

/ˈruːdnəs/