incivility incivility  /ɪn sɪ ˈvɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) deliberate discourtesy

Usage(s):

  1. Giuliani's creative incivility helps him as a candidate but it's of little use on the world stage.
  2. Some people call him a cynic or a liberal; some people call him names that are shocking even by online standards of incivility.
  3. Mirail's 42,000 residents have seen crime, poverty and incivility rise as living standards and hopes have slumped.

News

  • Oh So Rude!

    Incivility and rudeness abound.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Psychology Today

Quotes

  1. "It's unthinkable today," Bayh said. "One after another, the barriers to incivility get broken down. Senators actively fundraise against their colleagues, they campaign against their colleagues and that is not conducive to consensus-building...
    on Feb 16, 2010 By: Evan Bayh Source: Washington Post

  2. "We can disagree on these issues. ...... But personal attacks have no place on it," Stupak said. "I don't engage in it. I wish other members would not do the same. But we've seen in the last year just total incivility at times, whether it's...
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: FOXNews

  3. "Lucky they were eggs," Guidolin said. "I wasn't expecting this. I didn't think we would be welcomed as enemies. There is a sort of incivility wrapped around our soccer and it's difficult to root out."
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Francesco Guidolin Source: International Herald Tribune

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