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uncivil

adjective uk   /ʌnˈsɪv.əl/ formal us  
not polite: He was most uncivil to your father - called him an old fool.
See also
uncivilly
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Translations of “uncivil”
in Spanish maleducado, grosero…
in French impoli (envers)…
in German grob unhöflich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不禮貌的,無禮的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不礼貌的,无礼的…
(Definition of uncivil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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