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Lack of polite or well-bred social behavior.‘it's bad manners to talk with your mouth full’‘I have never experienced such bad manners and ignorance’
rudeness, discourtesy, discourteousness, impoliteness, incivility, unmannerliness, boorishness, uncouthness, vulgarity, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, lack of social grace, lack of refinementView synonyms
- ‘Anyway, in recent weeks, I have been the "victim" of bad manners.’
- ‘It is bad manners to argue too much with someone who has given you a lift.’
- ‘I have no words to express how sorry I am for my bad manners.’
- ‘Apparently, Wilbur was incensed at her bad manners.’
- ‘I think it is rank bad manners not to attend prize-giving.’
- ‘Bad manners are the most basic form of anti-social behaviour.’
- ‘Such table noises are not considered bad manners; they are considered evidence that people are enjoying their food.’
- ‘A handshake that is too firm is also considered a sign of bad manners.’
- ‘It is bad manners to reach for salt or a spoon.’
- ‘I don't think putting your elbows on the table is bad manners any more.’
- ‘This is, at very best, bad manners.’
- ‘I agree with Eugene that this is a case of bad manners rather than anything more serious.’
- ‘In a shared pool, butterfly strikes me as plain bad manners.’
- ‘Katie Bruton, 22, from Birmingham, is no stranger to bad manners.’
- ‘People who don't do this should get penalty points for bad manners.’
- ‘It was considered the height of bad manners not to offer your tobacco around.’
- ‘The latter are examples of bad manners; the former are not.’
- ‘The litany of bad manners continued over dessert.’
- ‘Bad manners are the outward sign of a seriously selfish individual.’
- ‘Panic can induce all kinds of bad manners.’
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