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[ UK /dɪskˈɜːtəsi/ ]
  1. a manner that is rude and insulting
  2. an expression of lack of respect
  3. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
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How To Use discourtesy In A Sentence

  • You just might get thrown into the dungeons for your discourtesy.
  • This is not just a discourtesy but is, I believe, a fundamental breach of any Olympian's right to determine how his or her name and image is used for promotional purposes.
  • It included some overly formal phrases, such as 'rank discourtesy' and 'upmost attention'. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Director would have been well within his rights, and could not have been accused of discourtesy, if he had allowed a certain short, concise sentence at the left-hand corner of the official sheet of paper which he signed, to remain. The Castle Of The Shadows
  • It cannot be termed discourtesy in Sir Kenneth that, situated as he was, he overheard a conversation in which he found himself deeply interested. The Talisman
  • It is this uncostly gentleness of bearing which gives a winning impression of the whole people, whatever selfishness or real discourtesy lie beneath it. Venetian Life
  • I have had enough of this discourtesy and cavalier behaviour.
  • Examples might include complaints about excessive delay, errors, discourtesy or the way in which the Revenue has exercised discretion.
  • In the same moment, he heard his name courteously sounded; and, to his pleased surprise, saw Don Benito advancing -- an unwonted energy in his air, as if, at the last moment, intent upon making amends for his recent discourtesy. The Piazza Tales
  • And if the company fails to honour the promise of its timetable, that is a discourtesy in itself.
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