1. impoliteness resulting from ignorance
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How To Use ill-breeding In A Sentence

  • But as for the longer novel, in a blind and blundering way, constantly trapped and hindered by his want of genius and his want of taste, by his literary ill-breeding and other faults, he seems to have more of a "glimmering" of the real business than they have, or than any other Frenchman had before him. A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800
  • It carries with it connotations both of simplicity and naturalness as well as ill-breeding and clownishness.
  • Montrose flushed at the ill-breeding of his officer, and waved us away to the left on the road that led to Argile by Loch Linnhe side, and took us clear of the coming encounter. John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
  • 'Tis not the Mouse I fear, " said the Lion; "I resent his familiarity and ill-breeding. "Little liberties are great offenses.
  • Triviality, varied by touches of ill-breeding and sententiousness," it elaborated; "she has nothing in her mind except the wish to tell her sister everything; and so she flits from the cows to the currant bushes, from the currant bushes to Mrs. Hall of Sherborne, gives Mrs. Hall a tap, and flits back again" (362-63; cf. even Austen-Leigh’s Memoir 207). Boxing Emma; or the Reader’s Dilemma at the Box Hill Games
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