discourtesy discourtesy

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an expression of lack of respect
  2. (n) a manner that is rude and insulting
  3. (n) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

Usage(s):

  1. Appalled at this public display of discourtesy, recorded by waiting newsmen, one of Dahanayake's juniors finally persuaded the minister to receive Gluck.
  2. There was no discourtesy, no loss of tempers, no threats or ultimatums by either side.

News

  1. City Room: Walking Zombies on the Sidewalks

    Metropolitan Diary: The fine art of walking is marred by discourtesy, like sudden sidewalk stoppers and oblivious cellphone users.        
    on August 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Walking Zombies on the Sidewalks

    Metropolitan Diary: The fine art of walking is marred by discourtesy, like sudden sidewalk stoppers and oblivious cellphone users.
    on August 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "We want to cooperate with the Governor. We want talks. We will not show any discourtesy to him," Banerjee said from the dharna site here.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Mamata Banerjee Source: Business Standard

  2. "FERC's decision today is nothing short of a disgrace," Rell said in a statement. "It is an insult to the people of Connecticut and New York, a discourtesy to New York Governor David A. Paterson - who has been in office less than a week - and...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Jodi Rell Source: Stamford Advocate

  3. "I think it would be a discourtesy to them to announce any decision in relation to treasurer until I've spoken to all of the members of the cabinet," Mr Brumby said.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: John Brumby Source: Sunday Times.au

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