uncivil


un·civ·il

adjective \ˌən-ˈsi-vəl\

: rude or impolite

Full Definition of UNCIVIL

1
:  not civilized :  barbarous
2
:  lacking in courtesy :  ill-mannered, impolite <uncivil remarks>
3
:  not conducive to civic harmony and welfare
un·civ·il·ly \-və-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNCIVIL

  1. <the uncivil and wild land that the pioneers tamed and settled>
  2. <such uncivil behavior will not be tolerated>

First Known Use of UNCIVIL

1553

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