- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Ill mannersNouns1. discourtesy, discourteousness; ill-breeding; rudeness, ill or bad manners. Slang, boardinghouse reach.2. (discourteous behavior) uncourteousness, inurbanity; illiberality, incivility, disrespect; offense, insult, insolence, impudence; barbarism, barbarity, brutality, misbehavior, blackguardism, conduct unbecoming (a gentleman, lady, etc.), vulgarity; churlishness, sullenness, irascibility; tartness, acrimony, acerbity, the rough side of one's tongue. Slang, attitude.3. (discourteous look) scowl, black look, frown; short answer, rebuff, slap in the face, cold shoulder; hard words, contumely; unparliamentary language or behavior.4. (discourteous person) bear, brute, boor, churl, cad, heel, blackguard, saucebox, beast; frump; bull in a china shop; cold fish. Informal, cross-patch. Slang, sleazeball, slimeball or -bucket.Verbs1. be discourteous, be rude; speak out of turn; insult, cut, treat with discourtesy; take a name in vain; make bold or free with, take a liberty; stare out of countenance; ogle, point at, put to the blush; turn one's back upon, turn on one's heel, give the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder; keep at a distance or at arm's length; look coldly upon; show the door to, give the brush-off, brush off; answer back, send away with a flea in the ear, add insult to injury; lose one's temper; sulk, frown, scowl, glower, pout; snap, snarl, growl. Informal, do the dozens, diss, flip the bird.2. (result of discourtesy) wear out one's welcome, get the brush-off.Adjectives1. discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, disrespectful, ill-behaved, unmannerly, impolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ungentlemanly; unladylike; blackguard; vulgar, indecorous; foul-mouthed, abusive, uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious, cool; pert, forward, direct, obtrusive, impudent, rude, coarse, curt, saucy; precocious. Informal, bearish. Slang, fresh, sassy, snippy, high-hat, badass, corroded, dorky.2. repulsive, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungentle, ungainly; rough, bluff, blunt, gruff, churlish, nasty, boorish, bearish; brutal, brusque, snarling, harsh, cavalier, tart, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious; distasteful; perverse; dour, sullen, peevish, irascible.Adverbs — with a bad grace.Quotations — An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult (Lord Chesterfield), Sarcasm is the greatest weapon of the smallest mind (Alan Ayckbourn).Antonyms, see courtesy.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. impudence, impoliteness, incivility; see rudeness .III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, disrespect, effrontery, face, familiarity, forwardness, gall1, impertinence, impudence, impudency, incivility, insolence, nerve, nerviness, overconfidence, pertness, presumptuousness, pushiness, rudeness, sassiness, sauciness. Informal: brass, crust, sauce, uppishness, uppityness. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.
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