- 1Lack of manners; discourteousness: what I will not tolerate is rudeness Alice becomes disgusted by the rudeness of her three companionsMore example sentences
discourteousness, discourtesy, lack of manners, bad manners, impoliteness, impertinence, impudence, insolence, effrontery, audacity, presumptuousness, cheek, cheekiness, incivility, disrespect, disrespectfulness, churlishness, crassness, curtness, brusqueness, bluntness, ungraciousness, brashness, sharpness, abusiveness; tactlessness, lack of tact, lack of diplomacy, ungentlemanly behaviour, unladylike behaviour, boorishness, uncouthness• informal lip• archaic malapertness, contumely
- Lady Catherine was clearly annoyed at his apparent rudeness.
- I blurted out, then blushed at my unnecessary rudeness.
- Mary sedately entered the parlour, admonishing her youngest sister's rudeness.