Definition of incivility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnsəˈvɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnsəˈvɪləti//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. incivilities) (formal) Describing unpleasant traits
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rude behaviour; rude remarks see also uncivil See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French incivilité or late Latin incivilitas, from Latin incivilis, from in- ‘not’ + civilis ‘of a citizen’, from civis ‘citizen’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incivility