Incivility



[in-suh-vil-i-tee] /ˌɪn səˈvɪl ɪ ti/

noun, plural incivilities for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being uncivil; discourteous behavior or treatment.
2.
an uncivil act.
/ɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of civility or courtesy; rudeness
2.
an impolite or uncivil act or remark
n.

1580s, “want of civilized behavior, rudeness,” from French incivilité (early 15c.), from Late Latin incivilitatem (nominative incivilitas), from incivilis “not civil,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + civilis “relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous” (see civil). Meaning “an act of rudeness” is from 1650s. Incivil “not conducive to common good” is from mid-15c.

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