English edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin impolītus. Equivalent to im- +‎ polite.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪmpəˈlaɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Adjective edit

impolite (comparative impoliter or more impolite, superlative impolitest or most impolite)

  1. Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners.
    Synonyms: discourteous, uncivil, rude, unpolite; see also Thesaurus:impolite

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Translations edit

Latin edit

Adjective edit

impolīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of impolītus

References edit

  • impolite”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impolite”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impolite in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette