rudeness

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RUDENESS, crim. law. An impolite action; contrary to the usual rules observed in society, committed by one person against another.
     2. This is a relative term which it is difficult to define: those acts which one friend might do to another, could not be justified by persons altogether unacquainted persons moving in polished society could not be permitted to do to each other, what boatmen, hostlers, and such persons might perhaps justify. 2 Hagg. Eccl. R. 73. An act done by a gentleman towards a lady might be considered rudeness, which, if done by one gentleman to another might not be looked upon in that light. Russ. & Ry. 130.
     3. A person who touches another with rudeness is guilty of a battery. (q.v.)

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The number of rude people I've witnessed is phenomenal - can they not see, when they encounter young people, they themselves were young once?
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Grace's neighbors are rude people who use language, and a boot, as a weapon.
THE world is full of rude people, and it's your duty to stand up for yourself when the need arises.
Matt says he doesn't have a problem with fans hitting on him it's only rude people he can't stand.
Maybe my experiences are not the norm but rude people giving inaccurate information or tradesmen who show up when they want and demand cash payment in full before they leave just does not seem like service to me.
Training can't make surly, rude people into happy, friendly people.
He may sulk for a while (most rude people can dish it out better than they can take it) but he'll learn to treat you with more respect.