- lack or breach of courtesy; incivility; rudeness.
- a discourteous or impolite act.
Origin of discourtesy
Related Words for discourtesyincivility, contumely, profanation, rudeness, impoliteness, brusqueness
Examples from the Web for discourtesy
Contemporary Examples of discourtesy
I didn't mean to convey any discourtesy and I apologise if I did.Ryanair Boss Apologises For Queen Sex Joke
April 1, 2014
Historical Examples of discourtesy
After a moment, "I mean no discourtesy," he began stiffly, "but—"The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
I write without her knowledge, and I hope that you will not associate her with my discourtesy.Howards End
E. M. Forster
It was a climax of discourtesy whose impression I must at all costs efface.Bardelys the Magnificent
At first this sort of thing seems to us to spring from laziness or from discourtesy.
Courtesy, they say, is the mark of a great man, discourtesy of a little one.
- bad manners; rudeness
- a rude remark or act