Examples of discourteous in a Sentence
The waiter was discourteous to me.
It was thoughtless and discourteous to leave us waiting so long.
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An internal police investigation determined Martin used excessive force and violated department policy by being discourteous to the public and displaying conduct prejudicial to good order.
But there's a difference between blunt-spoken and being crude or, well, and discourteous in politics.
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First Known Use of discourteous
Synonymsimpolite, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, inconsiderate, rude, thoughtless, uncalled-for, uncivil, ungracious, unhandsome, unmannered, unmannerly
Antonymscivil, considerate, courteous, genteel, gracious, mannerly, polite, thoughtful, well-bred
Related Wordsarch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassy, brazen, cheeky, fresh, impudent, insolent, lippy, sassy, saucy, shameless; boorish, caddish, churlish, clownish, loutish, uncouth, vulgar; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp, snippety, snippy; antisocial, crabbed, cross, disagreeable, grumpy, sullen, surly; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, unseemly; arrogant, bumptious, conceited, haughty, high-handed, imperious, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, supercilious, superior
Near Antonymshumble, meek, modest, unassertive; deferential, dutiful, respectful, submissive, yielding; acceptable, appropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, good, meet, proper, respectable, right, seemly, suitable; affable, cordial, friendly, genial, hospitable, sociable; felicitous, graceful; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; ceremonious; elegant, refined
DISCOURTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discourteous for English Language Learners
: rude or impolite : not showing good manners
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