definition: 1. a polite but not too polite way of saying you're an asshole, but less edgy than asshole. Nuance: depending on the situation calling someone an a-hole can be an highly effective way to shut down or cause to make an otherwise obnoxious personality introspective. In an another instance, the use of the term could be a disapproving approval of someone's behaviour. One may disapprove in principle a course of action as in an act of revenge but in fact emotionally endorse or approve of the meritoriousness of the act.
These individuals are not to be trusted and are an immediate threat to society.
(Similar to a black hole, an A-hole will destroy all chances at achieving passing grades in College Level Courses within which one is enrolled)