In`ci*vil"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Incivilities (#). [L. incivilitas: cf. F. incivilit'e.]

1.

The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.

Shak. Tillotson.

2.

Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.

Uncomely jests, loud talking and jeering, which, in civil account, are called indecencies and incivilities. Jer. Taylor.

3.

Want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.

[R.]

Sir W. Raleigh.

Syn. -- Impoliteness; uncourteousness; unmannerliness; disrespect; rudeness; discourtesy.

 

© Webster 1913.

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