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Synonyms and Antonyms of rudeness

  1. 1 rude behavior <such rudeness will not be tolerated in this office> Synonyms dis (also diss) [slang], discourteousness, disrespect, disrespectfulness, impertinence, impertinency, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, discourtesy, ungraciousnessRelated Words audacity, boldness, brashness, brassiness, forwardness, sauciness, shamelessness; boorishness, caddishness, churlishness, clownishness, crudeness, loutishness, vulgarity; abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, crustiness, curtness, gruffness, sharpness; crabbedness, crossness, disagreeableness, grumpiness, sullenness, surliness; improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, unfitness, unsuitability; arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, presumption, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousnessNear Antonyms humility, meekness, modesty; deference, dutifulness, respectfulness, submissiveness; acceptability, appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, fitness, goodness, propriety, respectability, respectableness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; affability, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, hospitality, kindness; felicitousness, grace, gracefulnessAntonyms civility, considerateness, consideration, courtesy, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, politeness, politesse, thoughtfulness

  2. 2 the quality or state of lacking refinement or good taste <the rudeness of frontier life gradually diminished with time> Synonyms coarseness, commonness, crassness, crudeness, crudity, grossness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, raffishness, rawness, roughness, vulgarity, tastelessnessRelated Words boorishness, brutishness, churlishness, clownishness, loutishness, rowdiness, rusticity, uncouthness; artlessness, gracelessness, inelegance, unsophistication; insensitiveness, insensitivity, thoughtlessness; kitsch, tackinessNear Antonyms courtliness, urbanity; elegance, grace, graciousness; consideration, sensitivity, thoughtfulnessAntonyms cultivation, genteelness, gentility, polish, refinement, tastefulness

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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