impolite

adjective
im·​po·​lite | \ ˌim-pə-ˈlīt How to pronounce impolite (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Pushing them both down the stairs in an exasperated tone that makes clear the intention was to express frustration is less charming, though not, surprisingly, impolite. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: I told my boyfriend his request was unfair, and he stalked off," 6 June 2019 However, your expectation that your sister would hold a dinner for 20 people is impolite on your part. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Late arrivers don’t get to sulk in the kitchen," 9 June 2019 As not answering his stack of correspondence appeared impolite, the London socialite decided to speed up the task by enlisting his friend, artist J.C. Horsley, to design a festive card with a fill-in-the-blank salutation in 1843. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Your Old Christmas Cards Might Be Worth Serious Money," 16 Nov. 2018 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

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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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The first known use of impolite was in 1739

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impolite

adjective
How to pronounce impolite (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of impolite

: not polite

impolite

adjective
im·​po·​lite | \ ˌim-pə-ˈlīt How to pronounce impolite (audio) \

Kids Definition of impolite

: not polite

Other Words from impolite

impolitely adverb

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