Definition of bad manners in US English:

bad manners

plural noun

  • 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’
    • ‘It is bad manners to argue too much with someone who has given you a lift.’
    • ‘People who don't do this should get penalty points for bad manners.’
    • ‘Bad manners are the most basic form of anti-social behaviour.’
    • ‘This is, at very best, bad manners.’
    • ‘Such table noises are not considered bad manners; they are considered evidence that people are enjoying their food.’
    • ‘Anyway, in recent weeks, I have been the "victim" of bad manners.’
    • ‘I don't think putting your elbows on the table is bad manners any more.’
    • ‘I think it is rank bad manners not to attend prize-giving.’
    • ‘Katie Bruton, 22, from Birmingham, is no stranger to bad manners.’
    • ‘I agree with Eugene that this is a case of bad manners rather than anything more serious.’
    • ‘Panic can induce all kinds of bad manners.’
    • ‘Bad manners are the outward sign of a seriously selfish individual.’
    • ‘The latter are examples of bad manners; the former are not.’
    • ‘Apparently, Wilbur was incensed at her bad manners.’
    • ‘It was considered the height of bad manners not to offer your tobacco around.’
    • ‘The litany of bad manners continued over dessert.’
    • ‘I have no words to express how sorry I am for my bad manners.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In a shared pool, butterfly strikes me as plain bad manners.’
    rudeness, discourtesy, discourteousness, impoliteness, incivility, unmannerliness, boorishness, uncouthness, vulgarity, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, lack of social grace, lack of refinement
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