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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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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"

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

rude

adjective
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

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

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

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

rude

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

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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