rudeness


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rude

(ro͞od)
adj. rud·er, rud·est
1. Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting: was offended by his rude behavior.
2.
a. Undeveloped or uncivilized; primitive: a rude and savage land.
b. Crude, unfinished, or made with limited skill: a rude thatched hut.
c. In a natural, raw state: bales of rude cotton.
3. Unpleasantly forceful or harsh: faced rude winds; received a rude shock.
4. Chiefly British Vigorous or robust: in rude health.
5. Archaic Lacking education or refinement: "They were so rude and ignorant ... that very little could be learned from them" (Samuel Johnson).

[Middle English, from Old French, unrefined, harsh, from Latin rudis, in a natural state, crude, ignorant; possibly akin to rūdus, rubble; see ruderal.]

rude′ly adv.
rude′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rudeness - a manner that is rude and insulting
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
boorishness - the manner of a rude or insensitive person
impoliteness - a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
ungraciousness - an offensive lack of good manners
incivility - deliberate discourtesy
abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness - an abrupt discourteous manner
contempt, disrespect - a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
cheekiness, insolence, impertinence, impudence, crust, freshness, gall - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
2.rudeness - a wild or unrefined state
natural state, state of nature, wild - a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild"

rudeness

rudeness

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه
hrubost
grovhed
otrombaság
ruddaskapur
grobost
kabalıkterbiyesizlik

rudeness

[ˈruːdnɪs] N
1. (= impoliteness) [of person, behaviour] → grosería f, falta f de educación; [of reply, remark] → falta f de educación
2. (= obscenity) → grosería f
3. (= primitiveness) [of shelter, table] → tosquedad f, lo rudimentario; [of tool, device, implement] → lo burdo, lo rudimentario

rudeness

[ˈruːdnɪs] nimpolitesse f

rudeness

n
(= impoliteness)Unhöflichkeit f; (stronger) → Unverschämtheit f; (= roughness, uncouthness)Grobheit f
(= obscenity)Unanständigkeit f, → Unflätigkeit f (geh)
(= harshness: of shock) → Härte f

rudeness

[ˈruːdnɪs] n (impoliteness) → villania, maleducazione f; (indecency) → indecenza, volgarità

rude

(ruːd) adjective
1. not polite; showing bad manners. rude behaviour.
2. vulgar; indecent. rude pictures.
ˈrudely adverb
ˈrudeness noun
References in classic literature ?
But Levin, as he talked to his brother, was continually looking round at Vronsky, trying to think of something to say to him to gloss over his rudeness.
I really had no adequate idea of the coarseness and rudeness which have filtered their way through society in these later times until I saw the reception accorded to my wife.
Whether the captain acted by this maxim, I will not positively determine: so far we may confidently say, that his actions may be fairly derived from this diabolical principle; and indeed it is difficult to assign any other motive to them: for no sooner was he possessed of Miss Bridget, and reconciled to Allworthy, than he began to show a coldness to his brother which increased daily; till at length it grew into rudeness, and became very visible to every one.
If you will forgive me what may seem to you a piece of rudeness, I declare that the poor man is ashamed of such things with the sensitiveness of a young girl.
I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
And perhaps Goldy, as Johnson called him, had to suffer more rudeness from him than any of his friends to save Bozzy.
I have always thought, that one of the most curious and valuable objects of antiquaries has been to trace the progress of society, by the efforts made in early ages to improve the rudeness of their first expedients, until they either approach excellence, or, as is more frequently the case, are supplied by new and fundamental discoveries, which supersede both the earlier and ruder system, and the improvements which have been ingrafted upon it.
Losing patience at what appeared to me intolerable rudeness, I brought my mouth into a position full in front of her mouth so as to intercept her motion, and loudly repeated my question, "Woman, what signifies this concourse, and this strange and confused chirping, and this monotonous motion to and fro in one and the same Straight Line?
She was therefore obliged to seek another branch of the subject, and related, with much bitterness of spirit and some exaggeration, the shocking rudeness of Mr.
Sometimes she would question Clayton as to the strange noises of the nights; the absence of servants and friends, and the strange rudeness of the furnishings within her room, but, though he made no effort to deceive her, never could she grasp the meaning of it all.
But in spite of the dramatic rudeness which is sometimes of the idiosyncrasy, the true and native colour of his multitudinous dramatis personae, or monologists, Mr.
To take any other course would have been an act of downright rudeness, and would have excited remark.