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uncivil adj : lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather [syn: rude] [ant: civil]

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  1. Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized.
  2. Not civil; not complaisant; discourteous; impolite; rude; unpolished; as, uncivil behavior.
    • 2007, The Times, 24 Dec 2007:
      John Terry and Frank Lampard would not have reacted as the Nigerian did to the (admittedly X-rated) challenge that led to the Liverpool forward being sent off in last week’s Carling Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. All very dangerous, all very uncivil.
    • 2008, New York Times, 4 Feb 2008:
      But since you probably weren’t there, and be thankful for that, here is a quick primer on local, uncivil civics so that you might appreciate the recent political clamor in this part of eastern Tennessee.

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