discourtesy

[dis-kur-tuh-see]

noun, plural dis·cour·te·sies.

lack or breach of courtesy; incivility; rudeness.
a discourteous or impolite act.

Nearby words

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

Origin of discourtesy

First recorded in 1545–55; dis-1 + courtesy

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British Dictionary definitions for discourtesy

discourtesy

noun plural -sies

bad manners; rudeness
a rude remark or act
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Word Origin and History for discourtesy

discourtesy

n.

1550s; see dis- "opposite of" + courtesy.

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