Definition of rudeness in English:

rudeness

noun

  • 1Lack of manners; discourtesy.

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

Pronunciation

rudeness

/ˈrudnəs//ˈro͞odnəs/