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.

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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 However, your expectation that your sister would hold a dinner for 20 people is impolite on your part. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Late arrivers don’t get to sulk in the kitchen," 9 June 2019 However, your expectation that your sister would hold a dinner for 20 people is impolite on your part. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Late dinner guests eat cold leftovers and 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 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

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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 How to pronounce impolite (audio) \

Kids Definition of impolite

: not polite

Other Words from impolite

impolitely adverb

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