- a lack of courtesy or politeness; rudeness
- pl. -·ties a rude or discourteous act
Origin of incivilityFrench incivilité from Late Latin incivilitas from Classical Latin incivilis, impolite: see in- and civil
- The quality or condition of being uncivil.
- An uncivil or discourteous act.
(countable and uncountable, plural incivilities)
From Middle French incivilité, from Late Latin incivilitas (“incivility”), from Latin incivilis (“impolite, uncivil”), from in- (“privative”) + civilis (“belonging to a citizen, civic, political, urbane, courteous, civil”), from civis (“a citizen”).