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impolite

im·po·lite

impolite

 
pronunciation:
Im p laIt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not polite; rude.
It is impolite to leave without saying goodbye.
synonyms:
discourteous, impertinent, rude
antonyms:
polite, well-mannered
similar words:
bold, impudent, insolent
derivations: impolitely (adv.), impoliteness (n.)
Word Parts
The word impolite contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.