incivility


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incivility

noun acerbity, acrimony, boorishness, discourtesy, disrespect, ill-breeding, impoliteness, impropriety, inappropriateness, indecorum, indelicacy, inelegance, insult, misbehavior, provocation, rudeness of manner, slight, snub, tactlessness, unbecoming conduct, uncouthness, urbane, vulgarity
Associated concepts: professionalism
See also: contempt, disdain, disregard, disrespect
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The servile rapacity of the French officials is sufficiently contemptible; but there is a surly boorish incivility about our men, alike disgusting to all persons who fall into their hands, and discreditable to the nation that keeps such ill-conditioned curs snarling about its gates.
But if his father had lived to a good old age, and his uncle had died an early death, we can conceive Hamlet's having married Ophelia, and got through life with a reputation of sanity, notwithstanding many soliloquies, and some moody sarcasms toward the fair daughter of Polonius, to say nothing of the frankest incivility to his father-in-law.
The sheer vulgarity of its intergalactic arrogance--under the guise of dress codes, trains running on time, and father-knows-bestness--has raised an equal and opposite reckless incivility in me.
For out of over 420 complaints of incivility made to the Independent Commission for Police Complaints last year, not a SINGLE CASE was upheld against any officer.
It was the first meeting of the primates since the 1998 Lambeth Conference where the debate on homosexuality became strident, but "there was a real absence of the incivility that marked Lambeth," Archbishop Peers said.
In an interview with ATLA Law Reporter Editor in Chief Liane Leshne, Judge Aspen discusses the nature and depth of the incivility problem, where it has taken root, and how it can be curtailed by the efforts of dedicated lawyers and judges.
A big part of our incivility crisis stems from the fact that we do not know each other or even want to try; and, not knowing each other, we seem to think that how we treat each other does not matter.
Incivility and irresponsibility are greatest precisely among those with the greatest wealth and power; they simply depend upon others to use force and to do their dirty work.
University of Redlands researchers studying student incivility have found that new, female professors report more incivility from students than their male and more experienced counterparts.
She claimed the rowdy behaviour was "a problem of incivility and education".
The study noted that the low intense negative deviant act of incivility is often the starting point of the escalation to more dangerous and violent behavior.