Incivility

In`ci*vil"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Incivilities (#).
[L. incivilitas: cf. F. incivilit.]
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1. The quality or state of being uncivil; lack of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness. Shak. Tillotson.
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2. Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
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Uncomely jests, loud talking and jeering, which, in civil account, are called indecencies and incivilities.
Jer. Taylor.
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3. Lack of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism. [R.] Sir W. Raleigh.

Syn. -- Impoliteness; uncourteousness; unmannerliness; disrespect; rudeness; discourtesy.
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