Antonyms for impoliteness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : im-puh-lahyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪm pəˈlaɪt

Definition of impoliteness

Origin :
  • 1610s, "unrefined, rough," from Latin impolitus "unpolished, rough, unrefined," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + politus "polished" (see polite). Sense of "discourteous, ill-mannered" is from 1739. Related: Impolitely; impoliteness.
  • As in incivility : noun discourtesy
  • As in bad manners : noun improper behavior
  • As in discourtesy : noun disrespect
  • As in lese majesty : noun disrespect
  • As in disrespect : noun disregard, rudeness toward someone
Example sentences :
  • Impoliteness was nothing new to him, since he had been in America.
  • Extract from : « The Vagrant Duke » by George Gibbs
  • For a boot ensign to interrupt like that was an impoliteness that Keku chose to ignore.
  • Extract from : « Unwise Child » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It is also a piece of impoliteness to interrupt another in his remarks.
  • Extract from : « The Young Man's Guide » by William A. Alcott
  • But she repulsed the impoliteness, as if it were a ball at tennis.
  • Extract from : « Children of the Soil » by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Remember, though, it is the height of impoliteness not to pay a woman the compliment she wants.
  • Extract from : « The Duel » by A. I. Kuprin
  • I always was when my system simply pined for a bit of impoliteness.
  • Extract from : « Wanted: A Cook » by Alan Dale
  • It is the height of impoliteness to ask for a second piece of sugar.
  • Extract from : « In Search of a Siberian Klondike » by Homer B. Hulbert
  • This pleased the men and they were ashamed of their impoliteness.
  • Extract from : « Modern Americans » by Chester Sanford
  • She regretted the impoliteness of the French here and apologized for them for crowding us.
  • Extract from : « Jungle Peace » by William Beebe
  • But Ruth had already seen the impoliteness of their actions.
  • Extract from : « Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie » by Alice B. Emerson

Synonyms for impoliteness

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