AskDefine | Define discourtesy

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1 an expression of lack of respect [syn: disrespect]
2 a manner that is rude and insulting [syn: rudeness] [ant: courtesy]
3 a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others [syn: offense, offence, offensive activity]

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  1. Lack of courtesy; rudeness.
  2. A rude act.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

badness, correct deportment, courtesy, disesteem, dishonor, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disparagement, disrespect, disrespectfulness, disruption, disruptiveness, etiquette, frowned-upon behavior, good behavior, good citizenship, good manners, hooliganism, horseplay, impropriety, impudence, insolence, irreverence, lack of respect, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, naughtiness, nonsanctioned behavior, poor behavior, ridicule, roughhouse, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, sanctioned behavior, sociability, vandalism, venial sin, vice, wrongdoing
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