impolite

[im-puh-lahyt]
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Origin of impolite

First recorded in 1605–15, impolite is from the Latin word impolītus rough, unpolished. See im-2, polite
Related formsim·po·lite·ly, adverbim·po·lite·ness, noun

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impolite

adjective
  1. discourteous; rude; uncivil
Derived Formsimpolitely, adverbimpoliteness, noun
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Word Origin and History for impolite
adj.

1610s, "unrefined, rough," from Latin impolitus "unpolished, rough, unrefined," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + politus "polished" (see polite). Sense of "discourteous, ill-mannered" is from 1739. Related: Impolitely; impoliteness.

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