Definition of discourtesy in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkəːtəsi/

noun (plural discourtesies)

[mass noun]
1Rude and inconsiderate behaviour: he was able to discourage visitors without obvious discourtesy
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  • I have had enough of this discourtesy and cavalier behaviour.
  • Judges have been admonished or reprimanded for such behaviour as racist language, sexual harassment, discourtesy in court, delays in delivering judgments and drink driving.
  • However, what is apparent is the increasing discourtesy of some drivers.
rudeness, impoliteness, ill manners, lack of manners, bad manners, ill-manneredness, lack of civility, incivility, disrespect, disrespectfulness, unmannerliness, ungentlemanly behaviour, ungraciousness, churlishness, boorishness, ill breeding, uncouthness, crassness;
1.1 [count noun] An impolite act or remark: the fact that MPs were not kept informed was an extraordinary discourtesy
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  • The discourtesies extended to the collector by the newspapers were not only uncivil but also irrelevant.
  • But the government and the cell phone industry owe it to us to protect us from the dangers and discourtesies that these wonder gadgets have generated.
  • Their time would be well spent on real distractors and discourtesies, like this one, things that really do get in the way of understanding.

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