incivil

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in- +‎ civil

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incivil (comparative more incivil, superlative most incivil)

  1. (rare) Displaying a lack of courtesy; rude, impolite.
    • 2005, Lawrence E. Hazelrigg, 'Social Science and the Challenge of Relativism, ' -, →ISBN, page 235:
      "No matter how rude or incivil the existing habits of behavior, in other words, if the creature was in fact a human being, then he/she was necessarily endowed with a soul and thus with a capacity of understanding at least sufficient to absorb and retain Europe's instruction."
  2. (rare) Uncivilized, barbarous.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act I, scene i:
      Oft haue I heard your Maieſtie complain,
      Of Tamburlaine that ſturdie Scythian thiefe,
      That robs your merchants of Perſepolis,
      Trading by land vnto the westerne Iſles,
      And in your confines with his lawleſſe traine,
      Daily commits inciuill outrages.
    • 2001, M. K. Gandhi, 'Non-Violent Resistance, ', →ISBN, page 182:
      "It will be essentially incivil and criminal."

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French[edit]

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incivil (feminine incivile, masculine plural incivils, feminine plural inciviles)

  1. uncivil

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ civil

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /inθiˈbil/ [ĩn̟.θiˈβ̞il]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /insiˈbil/ [ĩn.siˈβ̞il]
  • Rhymes: -il
  • Hyphenation: in‧ci‧vil

Adjective[edit]

incivil (plural inciviles)

  1. uncivil; impolite
    Antonym: civil

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