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incivility

[ in-suh-vil-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn səˈvɪl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural in·ci·vil·i·ties for 2.
the quality or condition of being uncivil; discourteous behavior or treatment.
an uncivil act.
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Origin of incivility

From the Late Latin word incīvīlitās, dating back to 1575–85. See in-3, civility

OTHER WORDS FROM incivility

in·civ·il [in-siv-uhl], /ɪnˈsɪv əl/, adjective
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How to use incivility in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for incivility

incivility
/ (ɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
lack of civility or courtesy; rudeness
an impolite or uncivil act or remark
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