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.
    • 2001, M. K. Gandhi, Non-Violent Resistance →ISBN Page 182
      "It will be essentially incivil and criminal."

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. uncivil

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ civil

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  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /inθiˈbil/, [ĩn̟θiˈβil]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /insiˈbil/, [ĩnsiˈβil]

Adjective[edit]

incivil (plural inciviles)

  1. uncivil; impolite
    Antonym: civil

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