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English noun: discourtesy

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


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


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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