discourteous

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adjective dis·cour·te·ous \(ˌ)dis-ˈkər-tē-əs\

Definition of discourteous

  1. :  lacking courtesy :  rude

discourteously

adverb

discourteousness

noun

Examples of discourteous in a Sentence

  1. The waiter was discourteous to me.

  2. It was thoughtless and discourteous to leave us waiting so long.

1561

First Known Use of discourteous

1561


DISCOURTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective dis·cour·te·ous \(ˌ)dis-ˈkər-tē-əs\

Definition of discourteous for English Language Learners

  • : rude or impolite : not showing good manners


DISCOURTEOUS Defined for Kids

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adjective dis·cour·te·ous \dis-ˈkər-tē-əs\

Definition of discourteous for Students

  1. :  not polite :  rude



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