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1. rudeness

noun. ['ˈruːdnəs'] a manner that is rude and insulting.

Synonyms

  • personal manner
  • discourtesy
  • brusqueness
  • gall
  • contempt
  • insolence
  • abruptness
  • manner
  • gruffness
  • incivility
  • cheekiness
  • impoliteness
  • impudence
  • curtness
  • disrespect
  • freshness
  • crust
  • ungraciousness
  • boorishness
  • impertinence

Antonyms

  • graciousness
  • courtesy
  • politeness
  • longness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rude (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Rudeness

  • shrewdness

Example sentences of the word rudeness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Work out a sign for when you are in public to fend off the rudeness next time.

Quotes containing the word rudeness


1. I don't mean to be rude—"he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable."Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,"Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2. If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

3. Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

2. rudeness

noun. ['ˈruːdnəs'] a wild or unrefined state.

Synonyms

  • crudeness
  • crudity
  • primitiveness
  • wild
  • natural state
  • state of nature

Antonyms

  • highness
  • informality
  • formality
  • discourtesy

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • rude (English)
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