What is the antonym of “courteous”?
The antonyms of courteous are rude, impolite, and discourteous. These words describe a lack of politeness, respect, or consideration for others.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Lacking manners or consideration for others; impolite or disrespectful.
He was rude to the waiter and didn't even say thank you.
Not showing good manners or courtesy; rude or discourteous.
It's impolite to interrupt someone when they're speaking.
Lacking politeness or good manners; rude or disrespectful.
It's discourteous to ignore someone when they're talking to you.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Rude implies a lack of manners or consideration for others.
- 2Impolite suggests a lack of good manners or courtesy.
- 3Discourteous describes a lack of politeness or respect.
Good things to know
- 1Social Interactions: Use these antonyms to describe people's behavior in social situations.
- 2Customer Service: Use these antonyms to train employees on how to interact with customers.
- 3Conflict Resolution: Use these antonyms to identify negative behaviors and find ways to address them.