discourteous

[ dis-kur-tee-uhs ]
/ dɪsˈkɜr ti əs /

adjective

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

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Origin of discourteous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM discourteous

dis·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 forms of discourteous

discourteously, adverbdiscourteousness, noun
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