Rudeness is exactly the opposite of etiquette and manners: lack of consideration, courtesy and respect towards others. It is a statement that says that you are more important than those around you. It generally demonstrates a misunderstanding of the situation or an over-simplification of the occasion, or, quite simply, an outright disregard for others. Note that being rude is different from ignorance. Acting in this manner is intentionally acting in a way generally seen as unacceptable by society or disruptive to the intentions of those around you. Bad behavior as a result of ignorance is a result of lack of training. That is a very big difference when you should know better and still act poorly versus when you do not know any better.
An example of an insolent act is something I have witnessed many time while on vacation. As a party picks up speed, suddenly people begin to get out of hand. On one occasion, I had witnessed an individual deciding it is a good idea to throw deck furniture off the top floor deck and into the pool. Besides being extremely dangerous, how is this considering others? Whether it be your fellow party goers who could be hurt, or the homeowner who rented the house to you thinking you would treat it and them with the respect they should be afforded? Besides vandalizing the property and putting others at risk, here is a case where acting in this manner equates to a total lack of respect for others.
Some other unacceptable behavior includes the following:
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