Part of speech: noun

Rude behavior; impoliteness.

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Usage examples "discourtesy":

  1. And by the same token it is the one, generally speaking, where there is most discourtesy. - "The Book of Business Etiquette", Nella Henney.
  2. It was those wretched rules; and if they were to be enforced in this way, the head of the House of Martha should know that I considered the act a positive discourtesy, if nothing more. - "The House of Martha", Frank R. Stockton.
  3. The taunt was spoken hastily, and the young Southron colored as if ashamed of his discourtesy, and added: Forgive me my ungracious speech. - "Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession", Benjamin Wood.