Definition of discourteous in English:

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discourteous

Pronunciation: /disˈkərdēəs/

adjective

Showing rudeness and a lack of consideration for other people: it would be unkind and discourteous to decline a visit
More example sentences
  • Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.
  • Now divisional commanders have been told to crack down on any rudeness - and send discourteous staff to be retrained.
  • He said the serious disagreement between the two countries should not permit discourteous or rude behavior.
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discourteously

Pronunciation: /disˈkərdēəslē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Even our traditional enemies would never treat us this shamefully and discourteously.
  • You treated one client a little discourteously, and you misled another.
  • On appeal, the High Court, while agreeing that the man had behaved discourteously, said this would only constitute contempt if he had intended to challenge the court's authority.

discourteousness

noun
Example sentences
  • However, the discourteousness of this e-mail really shocked me and turned me off.
  • Readers can, no doubt, multiply the examples, for discourteousness appears in countless forms.
  • It's up to the travel industry to take the first steps toward solving this epidemic of discourteousness.

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Syllabification: dis·cour·te·ous

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