If you're uncivil, you're not very polite. It's not okay to be uncivil to other people, even online.

The original meaning of uncivil was a more extreme version of today's — it meant "barbarous." Now it simply means "not very nice" or "impolite." You might be excused for being uncivil to your younger brother if he's driving you crazy, especially if you've had a difficult day. Uncivil comes from the Latin root civilis, "relating to a society," or "befitting a citizen."

Definitions of uncivil
  1. adjective
    lacking civility or good manners
    “"want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather”
    synonyms: rude
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    civil, polite
    not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
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