Definitions for incivilityˌɪn səˈvɪl ɪ ti
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The quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness.
Any act of rudeness or ill breeding.
Want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism.
the quality or state of being uncivil; want of courtesy; rudeness of manner; impoliteness
any act of rudeness or ill breeding
want of civilization; a state of rudeness or barbarism
Incivility is a general term for social behaviour lacking in civility or good manners, on a scale from rudeness or lack of respect for elders, to vandalism and hooliganism, through public drunkenness and threatening behaviour. The word "incivility" is derived from the Latin incivilis, meaning "not of a citizen". The distinction between plain rudeness, and perceived incivility as threat, will depend on some notion of civility as structural to society; incivility as anything more ominous than bad manners is therefore dependent on appeal to notions like its antagonism to the complex concepts of civic virtue or civil society. It has become a contemporary political issue in a number of countries.
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Once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
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