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English noun: discourtesy

1. discourtesy (communication) an expression of lack of respect


Synonymsdisrespect


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, blasphemy, cheek, contempt, contumely, depreciation, derision, derogation, disparagement, impertinence, impudence, insult, revilement, ridicule, scorn, vilification

2. discourtesy (attribute) a manner that is rude and insulting


Synonymsrudeness


Broader (hypernym)manner, personal manner


Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, boorishness, brusqueness, cheekiness, contempt, crust, curtness, disrespect, freshness, gall, gruffness, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, insolence, shortness, ungraciousness


Antonymsgood manners, courtesy

3. discourtesy (act) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others


Synonymsoffence, offense, offensive activity


Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings


Narrower (hyponym)affront, derision, indelicacy, insolence, insult, presumption, rebuff, ridicule, slight









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