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incivility

incivility

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

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

: a rude or impolite act

Full Definition of INCIVILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being uncivil
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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