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Roget category 895

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#895. Discourtesy


discourtesyill breedingill manners, bad manners, ungainly mannersinsuavityuncourteousness, etc. adj. — rusticity, inurbanityilliberality, incivility displacency.
disrespect etc. 929procacity, impudence: barbarism, barbaritymisbehavior, brutality, blackguardism, conduct unbecoming a gentleman, grossieret_e, brusquerievulgarity, etc. 851.
churlishness etc. adj. — spinosity, perversitymoroseness etc. (sullenness) 901.1. sternness etc. adj. — austeritymoodishness, captiousness etc. 901cynicismtartness etc. adj. — acrimony, acerbity, virulence, asperity.
scowl, black looks, frownshort answer, rebuffhard words, contumelyunparliamentary language, personality.
bear, bruin, brute, blackguard, beastunlicked cubfrump, crosspatchsaucebox etc. 887crooked stickgrizzly.


be rude etc. adj. — insult etc. 929treat with discourtesytake a name in vainmake bold with, make free withtake a libertystare out of countenance, ogle, point at, put to the blush.
cutturn one's back upon, turn on one's heelgive the cold shoulderkeep at a distance, keep at arm's lengthlook cool upon, look coldly upon, look black uponshow the door to, send away with a flea in the ear.
lose one's temper etc. (resentment) 900sulk etc. 901.1; frown, scowl, glower, poutsnap, snarl, growl.
render rude etc. adj. — brutalize, brutify.


discourteous, uncourteousuncourtlyill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditionedunbredunmannerly, unmanneredimpolite, unpoliteunpolished, uncivilized, ungenteelungentleman-like, ungentlemanlyunladylikeblackguardvulgar etc. 851dedecorousfoul-mouthed foul-spokenabusive.
uncivil, ungracious, unceremoniouscoolpert, forward, obtrusive, impudent, rude, saucy, precocious.
repulsiveuncomplaisant, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungallantinaffableungentle, ungainlyrough, rugged, bluff, blunt, gruffchurlish, boorish, bearishbrutal, brusquestern, harsh, austerecavalier.
taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious snarling etc. v. — surly, surly as a bearperversegrim, sullen etc. 901.1; peevish etc. (irascible) 901.
untactful, impolitic, undiplomaticartless etc. 703


discourteously etc. adj. — with discourtesy etc. n., with a bad grace.

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