Roget category 8956. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections
ill breeding —
ungainly manners —
disrespect etc. 929 — procacity†, impudence: barbarism, barbarity — misbehavior, brutality, blackguardism†, conduct unbecoming a gentleman, grossieret_e, brusquerie† — vulgarity, etc. 851.
churlishness etc. adj. — spinosity†, perversity — moroseness etc. (sullenness) 901.1. sternness etc. adj. — austerity — moodishness†, captiousness etc. 901 — cynicism — tartness etc. adj. — acrimony, acerbity, virulence, asperity.
scowl, black looks, frown — short answer, rebuff — hard words, contumely — unparliamentary language, personality.
bear, bruin, brute, blackguard, beast — unlicked cub† — frump, crosspatch† — saucebox etc. 887† — crooked stick — grizzly.
treat with discourtesy —
take a name in vain —
make bold with,
make free with —
take a liberty —
stare out of countenance,
put to the blush.
cut — turn one's back upon, turn on one's heel — give the cold shoulder — keep at a distance, keep at arm's length — look cool upon, look coldly upon, look black upon — show the door to, send away with a flea in the ear.
lose one's temper etc. (resentment) 900 — sulk etc. 901.1; frown, scowl, glower, pout — snap, snarl, growl.
render rude etc. adj. — brutalize, brutify†.
foul-mouthed foul-spoken —
uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious — cool — pert, forward, obtrusive, impudent, rude, saucy, precocious.
repulsive — uncomplaisant†, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungallant — inaffable† — ungentle, ungainly — rough, rugged, bluff, blunt, gruff — churlish, boorish, bearish — brutal, brusque — stern, harsh, austere — cavalier.
taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious — snarling etc. v. — surly, surly as a bear — perverse — grim, sullen etc. 901.1; peevish etc. (irascible) 901.
untactful, impolitic, undiplomatic — artless etc. 703 —
with a bad grace.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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