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Impolite and rude - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

unladylike

adjective

behaving in a way that is considered unsuitable for a woman or girl, for example by being loud or vulgar

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be a bit off

if someone’s behaviour is a bit off, you cannot accept it because it is not polite

boorish

adjective

rude and not caring about other people’s feelings

cheeky

adjective

showing a lack of respect, but in a way that seems lively and attractive rather than rude

cheeky

adjective

behaving in a way that does not show respect, especially towards someone who is older or more important

coarse

adjective

rude and offensive

crass

adjective

stupid and offensive because of not being sensitive to other people’s feelings

cute

adjective

mainly Americaninformal clever in a way that shows a lack of respect or honesty

disagreeable

adjective

formal not friendly or polite

distasteful

adjective

unpleasant in a way that upsets or offends you

familiar

adjective

behaving in an informal or friendly way towards someone who you do not know very well, especially in a way that makes them feel that you do not respect them

familiarly

adverb

in an informal or friendly way that may show a lack of respect

gauche

adjective

behaving in an awkward or unsuitable way in a social situation

graceless

adjective

not polite

gruff

adjective

rude and unfriendly

ignorant

adjective

Britishspoken not knowing the right way to behave or to treat people

inappropriate

adjective

used about behaviour that you think is wrong because it is morally wrong or against acceptable social or professional standards

indecent

adjective

not polite

indecorous

adjective

formal rude, or showing bad taste

indelicate

adjective

mainly literary rude and likely to offend people

inelegant

adjective

not attractive, graceful, or polite

inexcusable

adjective

inexcusable behaviour is so bad or rude that you cannot forgive the person who behaved like that

insulting

adjective

offensive

lippy

adjective

informal talking to someone in a rude way

loutish

adjective

used for describing rude, unpleasant behaviour, or a person who behaves like this

mouthy

adjective

informal someone who is mouthy talks too much or says rude or offensive things

near the knuckle

rude and slightly offensive, especially about sex

nervy

adjective

informal rude and showing little respect for what people think or expect

oafish

adjective

used about behaviour

oafish

adjective

an oafish man is not sensitive or thoughtful and behaves in a rude or unpleasant way

obnoxious

adjective

very rude, offensive, or unpleasant

off-colour

adjective

an off-colour joke or remark is rude or offensive

offensive

adjective

unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed

peremptory

adjective

formal speaking or behaving rather rudely, as if you expect other people to obey you immediately

pert

adjective

a pert girl or young woman is lively, confident, and attractive, especially in a way that shows a lack of respect

raucous

adjective

rude, noisy, and violent

rude

adjective

offensive

sacrilegious

adjective

not showing respect for something that most people admire

sassy

adjective

mainly American someone who is sassy shows no respect for people in authority

saucy

adjective

old-fashioned someone who is saucy shows little respect for people in authority

slighting

adjective

a slighting remark or action is rude and is intended to make someone seem unimportant

smart

adjective

speaking or behaving in a clever or funny way that shows a lack of respect

surly

adjective

unfriendly and rude

tasteless

adjective

a tasteless remark or way of behaving is slightly rude or offensive and not suitable in the situation that you are in

unceremonious

adjective

done suddenly and with no attempt to be polite

uncivilized

adjective

behaving in a rude or offensive way

uncouth

adjective

behaving in a way that polite people consider rude or offensive

ungracious

adjective

not polite or friendly, especially towards someone who has been polite or kind to you

unmannerly

adjective

formal not polite

unrefined

adjective

someone who is unrefined is not very polite and does not show an interest in art, music etc

vulgar

adjective

someone who is vulgar is rude, unpleasant, and offensive

without so much as a by your leave

rudely, without asking permission

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