Part of speech: adjective

Impolite; rude.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "discourteous":

  1. I was about to upbraid him for his rude and discourteous manners when we heard, outside, a loud outcry, and Ann ran in to fetch me. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. A laugh, derisive but not discourteous to himself, greeted the question. - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.
  3. Speaking of earlier days in Italy, T. A. Trollope observes that, while he was never rough or discourteous even to the most exasperating fool, " the men used to be rather afraid of Browning." - "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.