- not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply.
Origin of impolite
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disrespectful; uncivil; insolent; boorish, ill-mannered, rough.
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Examples from the Web for impolite
Luckily for the South Carolina native, his encounters with the impolite are rare.Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari Is 30 Years Old and Writing a Book About Modern Love
November 12, 2013
Zarif complained that the way I asked my question to him was “impolite.”
Funny, I think jailing journalists and bloggers is “impolite.”
I wish everyone reacted to impolite cell phone usage like Kevin Williamson.Turn Off Your Damn Cellphones
May 16, 2013
Then again, yet to meet an impolite Canadian in person, so maybe this is just Twitter being Twitter.Don't Make Canadians Angry
January 3, 2013
Calendar, he believed, was capable of prevarication, polite and impolite.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
How impolite it would be, after Miss Pease has forbidden it!The Universal Reciter
Her offended tone aroused him now to the understanding that he was impolite.The Tavern Knight
Yes; but not so impolite as to ask an embarrassing question.
No, that would be impolite, I will ride in front on horseback.
- discourteous; rude; uncivil
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Word Origin and History for impolite
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