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[uhn-kur-tee-uh s] /ʌnˈkɜr ti əs/
impolite; discourteous.
Origin of uncourteous
First recorded in 1275-1325, uncourteous is from the Middle English word uncurteis. See un-1, courteous
Related forms
uncourteously, adverb
uncourteousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A very cold but not uncourteous smile was all Atlee's acknowledgment of this speech.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • I must be uncourteous enough to say that we are unprepared for a visitor this evening.

  • It would have been uncourteous on my part to resist any longer.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • "Methinks the example is good if the manner be uncourteous," said Winslow wistfully.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • uncourteous as it seems, I felt so inquisitive that I followed him.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • I could not conceal my feelings; nay, I was uncourteous in thy presence.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Darrell talked with his usual cold but not uncourteous indifference.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I now took refuge with the other sex, as the least uncourteous.

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And, excuse me for saying, it would be uncourteous not to obey the summons.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • It seemed so brutal and uncourteous, and altogether contrary to his principles.

    To Leeward

    F. Marion Crawford

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