discourteous

[ dis-kur-tee-uh s ]
/ dɪsˈkɜr ti əs /

adjective

not courteous; impolite; uncivil; rude: a discourteous salesman.

Nearby words

  1. discounter,
  2. discourage,
  3. discouragement,
  4. discourse,
  5. discourse analysis,
  6. discourtesy,
  7. discover,
  8. discovered check,
  9. discoverer,
  10. discoverist

Origin of discourteous

First recorded in 1570–80; dis-1 + courteous

Related formsdis·cour·te·ous·ly, adverbdis·cour·te·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for discourteous

discourteous

/ (dɪsˈkɜːtɪəs) /

adjective

showing bad manners; impolite; rude
Derived Formsdiscourteously, adverbdiscourteousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for discourteous

discourteous

adj.

1560s; see dis- + courteous. Related: Discourteously.

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