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impolite Line breaks: im|pol¦ite
Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈlʌɪt/

Definition of impolite in English:


Not having or showing good manners; rude: it would have been impolite to refuse
More example sentences
  • I knew it was rude and impolite but I was too distressed to be thinking of manners.
  • The manager, in a very impolite manner, told them to leave the bar and never come back.
  • I believe that you were impolite and disrespectful to your host.


Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈlʌɪtli/
Example sentences
  • Unhappy at her placing, she returned to the stage and gestured impolitely at the judges, thus receiving a two-year suspension.
  • ‘You have a strange name,’ I informed him impolitely.
  • He ignored her, turning his head away impolitely.
Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈlʌɪtnəs/
Example sentences
  • He doesn't mean any of us impoliteness, but he needs a bit longer to warm to us.
  • I smiled to myself, and then realized my impoliteness.
  • However, Amy's ‘please forgive me’ face stopped Catherine and made her regret her impoliteness.


Early 17th century (in the sense 'unpolished'): from Latin impolitus, from in- 'not' + politus (see polite).

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