Definition of uncivil in English:



  • Discourteous; impolite.

    ‘he'd been short and uncivil with her’
    • ‘With the advent of Civic Morality Promotion Day (yes, there is such a thing) in China, various websites have featured Internet surveys and discussion forums against uncivil behavior on the Internet.’
    • ‘This is the final straw, and, much out of character, I launch into a tirade against these annoying, impolite, uncivil people.’
    • ‘The public complained of their high-handed behaviour and uncivil ways in public spaces.’
    • ‘He claimed the men provoked him with threats and uncivil behaviour and he had acted in a flash of uncontrollable violence, but the jury decided that he coolly planned to kill them.’
    • ‘This quiet Englishman who never used an uncivil phrase, never sought high office, but won the affection of everyone he met, and attained the highest office in Rotary.’
    • ‘In addition to the above, it is obvious to many that students will also engage in uncivil behaviors in and out of the classroom.’
    • ‘If you have come here merely to boast, to be uncivil, and to play on my pride, you insufferable boy, then you had better leave.’
    • ‘But, you know, I don't think we're serving our nation well by allowing the discourse to become so uncivil that people say - use words that they shouldn't be using.’
    • ‘Various forms of generalised insult and uncivil ad hominem attack have too often been the norm, and the opportunity for factual and disciplined analysis of where Lomborg's book may be wrong is largely forgone.’
    • ‘And I also think that those of us who think this way should stand up for those who are being called intolerant and uncivil, and who are being asked to apologize, and defend their ethical right to say what they are saying.’
    • ‘Other than yet another demonstration of our ongoing dive into uncivil crassness, these antiboy T-shirts are an example of how we continually devalue our men.’
    • ‘Our common historical portrait of him consists mostly of negative assertions that he was irascible, uncivil, and secretive.’
    • ‘Instead the only letters that should be excluded from the public view are those (for obvious and practical reasons) that are illegible, libelous, uncivil, slanderous, vulgar or duplicates.’
    • ‘She wasn't even nice to him, in fact she was uncivil.’
    • ‘And we have done them in a way where we are trying to point kids in the right direction, teenagers especially, who are so uncivil, so angry, so unruly, so maybe this is a way.’
    • ‘Cole shows up, being as uncivil to Robert as always.’
    • ‘There are many public sites of discussion in which people don't conduct themselves in the same - uncivil, exacerbating, insulting, abusive etc. - ways as are common in the blogosphere.’
    • ‘Consider the development of an Honor Code and Honor Board at your school that defines violations as including uncivil behavior.’
    • ‘The author contributed a viewpoint based on personal experience without adopting the indignant and uncivil tone that exists elsewhere in this particular discussion - thank you!’
    • ‘‘I will be frank with you,’ she declared, her expression and posture rather uncivil.’
    impolite, rude, insulting, discourteous, disrespectful, unmannerly, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, impertinent, impudent, ill-bred, ungallant, unchivalrous, ungracious, brusque, tart, sharp, short, curt, offhand, gruff, surly, sullen, churlish, uncouth, ungentlemanly, unladylike, boorish, oafish, loutish, rough, coarse, vulgar
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