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Pronunciation:  dis'kurtisee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  2. [n]  a manner that is rude and insulting
  3. [n]  an expression of lack of respect

DISCOURTESY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disrespect, offence, offense, offensive activity, rudeness
 Antonyms: courtesy, good manners
 See Also: abruptness, abuse, affront, behavior, behaviour, blasphemy, boorishness, brusqueness, cheek, cheekiness, conduct, contempt, contempt, content, contumely, crust, curtness, depreciation, derision, derision, derogation, disparagement, disrespect, doings, freshness, gall, gruffness, impertinence, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, impudence, incivility, indelicacy, insolence, insolence, insult, insult, manner, message, personal manner, presumption, rebuff, revilement, ridicule, ridicule, scorn, shortness, slight, subject matter, substance, ungraciousness, vilification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*cour"te*sy\, n. [Pref. dis- + courtesy: cf. OF.
Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation
of disrespect; incivility.

      Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault,
      and truth discourtesy.                   --Herbert.

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 Related Terms: badness, correct deportment, courtesy, disesteem, dishonor, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disparagement, disrespect, disrespectfulness, disruption, disruptiveness, etiquette, frowned-upon behavior, good behavior, good citizenship, good manners, hooliganism, horseplay, impropriety, impudence, insolence, irreverence, lack of respect, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, naughtiness, nonsanctioned behavior, poor behavior, ridicule, roughhouse, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, sanctioned behavior, sociability, vandalism, venial sin, vice, wrongdoing