Meaning of rudeness in English:

rudeness

Pronunciation /ˈruːdnəs/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1Lack of manners; discourteousness.

    ‘what I will not tolerate is rudeness’
    • ‘Alice becomes disgusted by the rudeness of her three companions’
    • ‘Lady Catherine was clearly annoyed at his apparent rudeness.’
    • ‘I blurted out, then blushed at my unnecessary rudeness.’
    • ‘Mary sedately entered the parlour, admonishing her youngest sister's rudeness.’
    • ‘They would suit each other well - in wealth, in pride, in rudeness.’
    • ‘Obviously she at least was mindful of the rudeness of gossip.’
    • ‘Once they get converted, they will forgive our rudeness.’
    • ‘Indeed, publicly correcting anybody is the ultimate in rudeness.’
    • ‘His plan to get the old lady back for her minor rudeness was coming to literal fruition.’
    • ‘People too often confuse "brutal honesty" with rudeness.’
    • ‘I went through a somewhat similar situation with my sister, minus the rudeness on her part.’
    • ‘A cutting judge became a household word on account of his rudeness.’
    • ‘In both instances, the officers had responded with inexcusable rudeness.’
    • ‘For some reason, she never sulks away or criticizes my rudeness.’
    • ‘Left without having a single drink thanks to the appalling rudeness of a waitress.’
    • ‘Lateness is frowned on in Europe, where anything less than perfect punctuality for a social engagement is considered a rudeness.’
    • ‘I was just thinking about the increasing levels of rudeness I am treated to at work.’
    • ‘You know what I'm talking about: angry outbursts, sarcasm, rudeness, aloofness, running away, or retreat.’
    • ‘All too often, what would have formerly passed for simple rudeness or vulgarity is now labelled something much more menacing.’
    • ‘We all hear about how the rudeness of email has affected our lives.’
    discourteousness, discourtesy, lack of manners, bad manners, impoliteness, impertinence, impudence, insolence, effrontery, audacity, presumptuousness, cheek, cheekiness, incivility, disrespect, disrespectfulness, churlishness, crassness, curtness, brusqueness, bluntness, ungraciousness, brashness, sharpness, abusiveness
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  • 2 dated Roughness or simplicity.