impolite

adjective
im·​po·​lite | \ˌim-pə-ˈlīt \

Definition of impolite 

: not polite : rude

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Other Words from impolite

impolitely adverb
impoliteness noun

Examples of impolite in a Sentence

It's impolite to talk during the performance. He made some impolite comments about her appearance.

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The driver waves him away, more weary than impolite. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 Maybe it is considered bad manners to vote someone out in an impolite way. Stephen Fishbach, PEOPLE.com, "Survivor: A Struggle to Balance Friendship and Strategy Leads to a Game-Losing Misplay," 16 May 2018 Outside the school, Emma encountered members of Gays Against Guns, a group founded in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting whose members promote change through emotional and sometimes impolite protests. Lisa Miller, Daily Intelligencer, "On the Ground With the Parkland Teens as They Plot Their Revolution," 2 Mar. 2018 Now, popular fear and anger are forcing Islam, immigration and identity onto Europe’s agenda in impolite ways. Dominic Green, WSJ, "The Discontent That Feeds ‘Britain First’," 6 Dec. 2017 On the show — which is factually inspired but dramatized for maximum Netflix pleasure — Prince Philip is portrayed as an impolite lout, a womanizer, a whiner, a sore sport and even a potential Nazi. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "Fact-checking ‘The Crown’: Is Prince Philip a total jerk?," 16 Dec. 2017 On the show - which is factually inspired but dramatized for maximum Netflix pleasure - Prince Philip is portrayed as an impolite lout, a womanizer, a whiner, a sore sport and even a potential Nazi. Michael S. Rosenwald, chicagotribune.com, "Fact checking 'The Crown': Is Prince Philip a total jerk?," 16 Dec. 2017 That's because there's nothing wrong or impolite about just saying no. Carolyn Hax, Philly.com, "Handling friends' pressure to split a meal," 6 Sep. 2017 Going back to at least ancient Rome, clowning figures were jesters and pranksters who teased the populace and spoke impolite truths. Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Clowns: Inherently creepy … or victims of bad publicity?," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of impolite

1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for impolite

Latin impolitus, from in- + politus polite

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impolite

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of impolite

: not polite

impolite

adjective
im·​po·​lite | \ˌim-pə-ˈlīt \

Kids Definition of impolite

: not polite

Other Words from impolite

impolitely adverb

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