from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relatively undeveloped; primitive: a rude and savage land; a rude agricultural implement.
- adj. Being in a crude, rough, unfinished condition: a rude thatched hut.
- adj. Exhibiting a marked lack of skill or precision in work: rude crafts.
- adj. In a natural, raw state: bales of rude cotton.
- adj. Lacking the graces and refinement of civilized life; uncouth.
- adj. Lacking education or knowledge; unlearned.
- adj. Ill-mannered; discourteous: rude behavior.
- adj. Vigorous, robust, and sturdy.
- adj. Abruptly and unpleasantly forceful: received a rude shock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Bad mannered.
- adj. Obscene, pornographic, offensive.
- adj. Tough, robust.
- adj. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
- adj. Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
- adj. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things.
- adj. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
- adj. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like.
- adj. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
- adj. Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; -- said of literature, language, style, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough; crude; unwrought; unfashioned; ill-fashioned; without finish or shapeliness: as, a rude mass of material.
- Lacking cultivation, refinement, or elegance; clumsy; uncouth: as, rude verses; rude art.
- Mean; humble; little known or regarded; hence, as said of persons, low by birth or position.
- Barbarous; uncivilized; unpolished; ignorant.
- Having a fierce or cruel disposition; ferocious; sanguinary; savage; brutal.
- Marked by or expressing fierceness or savageness; ferocious, fierce, or cruel in quality.
- Ill-bred; boorish; uncivil; discourteous; impolite.
- Marked, by incivility; contrary to the requirements of. courtesy: as, rude conduct; a rude remark.
- Rough; tempestuous; stormy: as, a rude gale; rude weather.
- Robust; sturdy; rugged; vigorous.
- Synonyms Ill-shaped, raw, uncouth, unformed.
- 7 and Vulgar, loutish, boorish, ill-bred, insolent, surly, churlish, gruff, brusk.
- Harsh, inclement, violent, turbulent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
- adj. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
- adj. lacking civility or good manners
- adj. socially incorrect in behavior
- adj. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rudis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rudis ("rough, raw, rude, wild, untilled"). (Wiktionary)