incivility

noun in·ci·vil·i·ty \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈvi-lə-tē \

Definition of incivility

1 : the quality or state of being uncivil
2 : a rude or discourteous act

Examples of incivility in a Sentence

  1. We chose to ignore their little insults and incivilities.

  2. I won't tolerate incivility, and that includes text messaging while I'm speaking.

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Origin and Etymology of incivility

Middle French incivilité, from Late Latin incivilitat-, incivilitas, from incivilis, from Latin in- + civilis civil


INCIVILITY Defined for English Language Learners

incivility

noun

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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