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[uhn-kur-tee-uh s]
  1. impolite; discourteous.
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Origin of uncourteous

First recorded in 1275–1325, uncourteous is from the Middle English word uncurteis. See un-1, courteous
Related formsun·cour·te·ous·ly, adverbun·cour·te·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for uncourteous

Historical Examples

  • A very cold but not uncourteous smile was all Atlee's acknowledgment of this speech.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • I must be uncourteous enough to say that we are unprepared for a visitor this evening.

  • It would have been uncourteous on my part to resist any longer.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • "Methinks the example is good if the manner be uncourteous," said Winslow wistfully.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin

  • Uncourteous as it seems, I felt so inquisitive that I followed him.

    Angling Sketches

    Andrew Lang