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 Being impolite isn’t an irrational fear considering the state’s molasses-like speed toward social distancing. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, "On being Southern and Socially Distanced: How to get someone away from you," 8 Apr. 2020 This was in some respects an impolitic, even impolite, thing for the first-term politician to say. Michael Tomasky, The New York Review of Books, "The Party Cannot Hold," 27 Feb. 2020 Punching the back of a passenger's seat is impolite, according to many of the people who responded on Williams' Twitter feed. Holly Yan And Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A passenger said she's hurt after her reclined seat was repeatedly 'punched.' She asked for help, but said a flight attendant threatened her," 18 Feb. 2020 Coming from a female attendee, that’d be seen as impolite. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Wedding showers become “save me” memes," 29 Nov. 2019 Coming from a female attendee, that'd be seen as impolite. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Groom’s online whine about attending wedding shower is just rude," 29 Nov. 2019 The Ki-taeks scheme to steal the Parks’ envied luxe — an insensitive joke that admits impolite class resentment. Armond White, National Review, "Parasite: Antifa Comedy for the Cancel-Culture Era," 11 Oct. 2019 To escape the deluge of requests, and often impolite inquiries, Kale switched her phone off for four days. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, "You’ve probably seen Geeta Kale’s visiting card. Now, here’s the domestic help’s real story," 10 Nov. 2019 Gallup is sometimes called Drunktown, an impolite reference to Native alcoholism, as in Sydney Freeland’s feature film Drunktown’s Finest. Stephanie Burt, Harper's magazine, "Where We Live Now," 28 Oct. 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Impolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impolite. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for impolite

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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