lack or breach of courtesy; incivility; rudeness.
a discourteous or impolite act.
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How to use discourtesy in a sentence
So legion are the reports of discourtesy that some customer-facing businesses have been forced to play Miss Manners.
I didn't mean to convey any discourtesy and I apologise if I did.
This was not done; but during several days the ill humour of the Lower House showed itself by a studied discourtesy.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
For a wise man, he seems never to have been sufficiently aware how much offence is given by discourtesy in small things.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
But Miss Mildmay did not resent the little discourtesy—her mind was pursuing its own train of thought. 'Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for discourtesy
bad manners; rudeness
a rude remark or act
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