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Definition of "uncivil" []

  • Discourteous; rude: "The street was quiet; slamming the car door seemed an uncivil disturbance” ( Anthony Hyde). (adjective)
  • Archaic Uncivilized. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncivil" in a sentence
  • "Many Democrats tied Mr. Wilson's blowup to what they called the uncivil behavior at town-hall meetings over the summer."
  • "Incidentally, Geoff, your own comments are rather 'uncivil' - this how you deal with everyone you disagree with?"
  • "For a couple of weeks now I have been beating around the bush trying to find the right words to say what's been bothering me in this health care reform debate, if that's what you want to call the uncivil disobedience that's been going on at these town hall meetings."