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incivility

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noun in·ci·vil·i·ty \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈvi-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of incivility

  • : a rude or impolite attitude or behavior : lack of civility

  • : a rude or impolite act

Full Definition of incivility

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being uncivil

  2. 2 :  a rude or discourteous act

Examples of incivility

  1. We chose to ignore their little insults and incivilities.

  2. <I won't tolerate incivility, and that includes text messaging while I'm speaking.>



Origin of incivility

Middle French incivilité, from Late Latin incivilitat-, incivilitas, from incivilis, from Latin in- + civilis civil


First Known Use: 1584


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