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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.
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rude

(ruːd)
adj
1. insulting or uncivil; discourteous; impolite: he was rude about her hairstyle.
2. lacking refinement; coarse or uncouth
3. vulgar or obscene: a rude joke.
4. unexpected and unpleasant: a rude awakening to the facts of economic life.
5. roughly or crudely made: we made a rude shelter on the island.
6. rough or harsh in sound, appearance, or behaviour
7. humble or lowly
8. (prenominal) robust or sturdy: in rude health.
9. (prenominal) approximate or imprecise: a rude estimate.
[C14: via Old French from Latin rudis coarse, unformed]
ˈrudely adv
ˈrudeness, ˈrudery n
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rude

(rud)

adj. rud•er, rud•est.
1. discourteous or impolite, esp. deliberately so: a rude reply.
2. without culture, learning, or refinement.
3. rough in manners or behavior; uncouth.
4. rough, harsh, or ungentle: a rude shock.
5. roughly built or made; crude: a rude cottage.
6. harsh to the ear: rude sounds.
7. lacking elegance; of a primitive simplicity: a rude design.
8. robust, sturdy, or vigorous.
[1300–50; Middle English rude, ruide (< Old French) < Latin rudis]
rude′ly, adv.
rude′ness, n.
syn: See raw.
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rude

  • cullion - A rude, mean-spirited person.
  • bronco - Spanish for "rough, rude."
  • erudite - Meaning "having or showing knowledge," it traces to Latin eruditus/erudire, "bring out of an untrained state," with the base being rudis, "untrained; rude."
  • hoyden - Can be applied to rude, ignorant people.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

rude

If someone is rude to you, their behaviour towards you is not polite.

Gertrude felt she had been rude to Sylvia.
I was rather rude to a young nurse.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rude - socially incorrect in behaviorrude - socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
impolite - not polite
2.rude - (of persons) lacking in refinement or gracerude - (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
3.rude - lacking civility or good mannersrude - lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
4.rude - (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
unprocessed - not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities"
5.rude - belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
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rude

adjective
4. unpleasant, sharp, violent, sudden, harsh, startling, abrupt It came as a rude shock.
5. roughly-made, simple, rough, raw, crude, primitive, makeshift, rough-hewn, artless, inelegant, inartistic He had already constructed a rude cabin.
roughly-made even, finished, smooth, well-made, artful, shapely
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rude

adjective
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Translations
غَيْر مُهَذَّب ، وَقِح، فَظوَقِحوَقِح، قَليل الحَياء، بذيء
sprostýhrubý
grovuforskammetvulgær
epäkohteliaskarkearivo
nepristojan
durva
ósmekklegur, dónalegurruddalegur
失礼な
무례한
neķītrsnepiedienīgsnepieklājīgs
nevljudenprostaški
oartig
หยาบคาย
bất lịch sự

rude

[ruːd] ADJ (ruder (compar) (rudest (superl)))
1. (= impolite) [person] → grosero, maleducado; [remark] → grosero
to be rude to sbser grosero con algn
it's rude to staremirar fijamente es de mala educación
it was rude of you to ignore himignorarlo fue una grosería por tu parte
he was rude about her new dresshizo comentarios poco halagüeños respecto a su vestido nuevo
how rude!¡qué poca educación!¡qué grosero!
2. (= indecent) [gesture] → grosero, obsceno; [joke, song] → verde, colorado (LAm)
a rude worduna groseríauna mala palabra
3. (liter) (= primitive) [shelter, table] → tosco, rudimentario; [tool, device, implement] → burdo, rudimentario
4. (liter) (= unexpected and unpleasant) a rude awakeninguna sorpresa muy desagradable
a rude shockun golpe inesperado
5. (liter) (= vigorous) to be in rude healthgozar de muy buena salud, estar más sano que un roble
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rude

[ˈruːd] adj
(= impolite) [person, behaviour] → impoli(e); [remark] → déplacé(e)
He made rude remarks about me → Il a fait des remarques déplacées à mon sujet.
it's rude to ... → c'est impoli de ...
It's rude to interrupt → C'est impoli de couper la parole aux gens.
to be rude to sb → être impoli avec qn
He was very rude to me → Il a été très impoli avec moi.
[word, manners] → déplacé(e)
(= vulgar) [jokes, stories, gesture, sign] → grossier/ière
a rude joke → une plaisanterie grossière
a rude word → un gros mot
(= abrupt) [shock] → rude before n
a rude awakening → un rude réveil
(= basic) → grossier/ière
to be in rude health → avoir une santé de fer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rude

adj (+er)
(= impolite, bad-mannered)unhöflich; (stronger) → unverschämt; (= rough, uncouth)grob; to be rude to somebodyunhöflich zu jdm sein; it’s rude to starees gehört sich nicht, Leute anzustarren, man starrt andere Leute nicht an; don’t be so rude!so was sagt man/tut man nicht!; talk about rude!der/die hat vielleicht einen Ton am Leib! (inf)
(= obscene, dirty)unanständig, unflätig (geh); to make a rude gesture at somebodyjdm gegenüber eine anstößige Geste machen; to make a rude noise (euph)pup(s)en (inf)
(= harsh) shockbös, hart; blast, weatherwüst, rau; reminderunsanft ? awakening
(liter, = crude, primitive) → primitiv; fareeinfach, schlicht
(liter: = vigorous) strengthgewaltig; he is in rude health/strengther strotzt (nur so) vor Gesundheit/Kraft
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rude

[ruːd] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (impolite) → villano/a, maleducato/a; (indecent) → indecente, volgare
to be rude to sb → essere maleducato con qn
it's rude to talk with your mouth full → è cattiva educazione parlare con la bocca piena
a rude word → una parolaccia
b. a rude awakening (fig) → una doccia fredda
to be in rude health → essere in ottima salute
c. (liter) (primitive) → rudimentale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rude

(ruːd) adjective
1. not polite; showing bad manners. rude behaviour.
2. vulgar; indecent. rude pictures.
ˈrudely adverb
ˈrudeness noun
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rude

وَقِح sprostý uforskammet unverschämt αγενής maleducado epäkohtelias grossier nepristojan maleducato 失礼な 무례한 ongemanierd uhøflig nieuprzejmy grosseiro, rude грубый oartig หยาบคาย kaba bất lịch sự 粗鲁的
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References in classic literature ?
Contrary to his expectation, Davout, after hearing him, became still surlier and ruder.
WHILE Chaucer was making for us pictures of English life, in the sister kingdom across the rugged Cheviots another poet was singing to a ruder people.
There, amid patches Of garden ground and cornfield, she sees the few wretched hovels of the settlers, with the still ruder wigwams and cloth tents of the passengers who had arrived in the same fleet with herself.
Trailing wearily behind a rude wagon, and over a ruder road, Tom and his associates faced onward.
"That woman was even ruder than the man last night.
This is only doing it in a ruder way; and how do I know that Mr.
The subtle and varied pains springing from the higher sensibility that accompanies higher culture, are perhaps less pitiable than that dreary absence of impersonal enjoyment and consolation which leaves ruder minds to the perpetual urgent companionship of their own griefs and discontents.
It consisted of a rude wooden stool, and still ruder hutch or bed-frame, stuffed with clean straw, and accommodated with two or three sheepskins by way of bed-clothes.
Mighty was the uproar as the two forces met; the sea came rolling in towards the ships and tents of the Achaeans, but waves do not thunder on the shore more loudly when driven before the blast of Boreas, nor do the flames of a forest fire roar more fiercely when it is well alight upon the mountains, nor does the wind bellow with ruder music as it tears on through the tops of when it is blowing its hardest, than the terrible shout which the Trojans and Achaeans raised as they sprang upon one another.
When I strolled around the pond in misty weather I was sometimes amused by the primitive mode which some ruder fisherman had adopted.
His manner to Raskolnikov had changed during the last few minutes, and he was ruder and more sneering every moment.
She was by no means that sort of a girl; but her brother was becoming ruder and more intolerable every moment.