Adjective "impolite" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not having or showing good manners; rude.
  1. 'He went out of his way to be just as impolite and insolent as he could be.'
  2. 'For example, in Singapore, it would be considered impolite to use the horn, even though it may not be illegal.'
  3. 'Notice how some clever perpetrators of downright rudeness can make you feel as though you are the impolite one.'
  4. 'Instead, these people are just as selfish and impolite as any ordinary person, but are more convinced that they have a right to behave that way.'
  5. 'I knew it was rude and impolite but I was too distressed to be thinking of manners.'
  6. 'Western influence has made Chinese people feel that it is impolite to ask a person's age.'
  7. 'In Vietnam, for example, a direct refusal or negative answer is considered impolite and crude.'
  8. 'I know that I might seem a little bit impolite, but we really must be going.'
  9. 'I wasn't being deliberately impolite; I was simply expressing confusion.'
  10. 'The manager, in a very impolite manner, told them to leave the bar and never come back.'


1. not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be impolite to people."

"people can be impolite."

"ways can be impolite."

"messages can be impolite."

"insistings can be impolite."

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Early 17th century (in the sense ‘unpolished’): from Latin impolitus, from in- ‘not’ + politus (see polite).