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impolite

If you're impolite, you have terrible manners: you're rude. Small children whose parents teach them not to be impolite learn early to say "please" and "thank you."

Acting disrespectful or ungracious is impolite, like when your impolite sister helps herself to the birthday cake you just made for your dad, or pushes in front of other people in line for a movie. The opposite of impolite is polite, which comes from the Latin word politus, figuratively meaning "refined or elegant," and literally, "polished." When you add the im-, you get the sense of "not" or "the opposite of."

Definitions of impolite
  1. adjective
    not polite
    Synonyms:
    brattish, bratty
    (used of an ill-mannered child) impolitely unruly
    bad-mannered, ill-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly
    socially incorrect in behavior
    discourteous, ungracious
    lacking social graces
    unparliamentary
    so rude and abusive as to be unsuitable for parliament
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    Antonyms:
    polite
    showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
    mannerly, well-mannered
    socially correct in behavior
    courteous, gracious, nice
    exhibiting courtesy and politeness
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