discourteous

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

Definition of discourteous

: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.

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First Known Use of discourteous

1561


DISCOURTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

discourteous

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Definition of discourteous for English Language Learners

  • : rude or impolite : not showing good manners


DISCOURTEOUS Defined for Kids

discourteous

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

Definition of discourteous for Students

:not polite :rude


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