Origin of impoliteClassical Latin impolitus, unpolished
The definition of impolite is a rude person, or someone without manners.
An example of impolite is not introducing your date to a friend you see.
Not polite; discourteous.
Origin of impoliteLatin impolītus unpolished, inelegant in- not ; see in- 1. polītus past participle of polīre to polish ; see polish .
(comparative more impolite, superlative most impolite)
- Not polite; not of polished manners; wanting in good manners.
From the Latin impolitus, not polite.
- You know, my mother always said it was impolite to stare.
- Writing a letter asking someone for money may seem difficult, or even impolite.
- Soba is served both hot and cold and it is not considered impolite to slurp while drawing the noodle into your mouth.
- Since most of us were raised to believe it's impolite to discuss money, it's common to feel like you have no clue whether or not your spending is "normal" in relation to those around you.
- Choosing favors when another person is hosting the party could be considered impolite unless the host asks for input or suggestions.