Definition of incivility
1 : the quality or state of being uncivil
2 : a rude or discourteous act
Examples of incivility in a sentence
We chose to ignore their little insults and incivilities.
<I won't tolerate incivility, and that includes text messaging while I'm speaking.>
Origin and Etymology of incivility
Medieval French incivilité, from Late Latin incivilitat-, incivilitas, from incivilis, from Latin in- + civilis civil
First Known Use: 1584
INCIVILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incivility for English Language Learners
: a rude or impolite attitude or behavior : lack of civility
: a rude or impolite act
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