Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Impolite and rude - synonyms or related words

rude

adjective

not polite

impolite

adjective

not polite

insolent

adjective

rude, especially when you should be showing respect

churlish

adjective

impolite and unfriendly, especially towards someone who does not deserve to be treated in this way

impudent

adjective

behaving in a rude way that shows no respect for someone

impertinent

adjective

formal

rude and not showing respect for someone, especially someone older or more senior

ill-mannered

adjective

formal

behaving in a way that is not polite

discourteous

adjective

formal

rude and lacking respect

abrasive

adjective

behaving in way that seems rude to other people, because you say what you think even if it is not nice

aggressive

adjective

behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog