American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- adj. Bad mannered.
- adj. Obscene, pornographic, offensive.
- adj. Tough, robust.
- adj. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
- adj. Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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
rudeshock 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.
- 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
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rudis ("rough, raw, rude, wild, untilled"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rudis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I was amused by his attempt to avoid the term “Jew” — apparently he was raised to consider the term rude and perjorative.”
“Some complained about what they characterized as rude and inconsiderate behavior by the power company, which had the largest number of customers in the region still without power.”
“This is going to stop when what he called rude mechanicals in other words, people who weren't gentlemen start doing it.”
“Humeâ€ ™ s hose down remark was just plain rude, which is to be expected.”
“It is actual, and dwells in its greatest purity amongst that class of mankind whom we term rude, uneducated.”
“Before the middle of December he forwarded to Lord John Russell what he called a rude draft, but the rude draft contained the kernel of the plan that was ultimately carried, with a suggestion even of the names of the commissioners to whom operations were to be confided.”
“In this brief video (which you can watch here) the vice president of Community Advocates, Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif. and conservative slams the Obama administration for (1) what he calls rude treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his recent visit to the White House; and (2) President Obama's opposition to Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem.”
“The inspector then asked him to show his identification papers, Cadogan said, which he did not do, upset at what he described as rude behaviour by the employee.”
“The whole crew seems to compose the band, and, like a lot of monkey-folk rejoicing in rude rhythm, emphasizes the beat by hammering kerosene cans, frying-pans, and all sorts of things metallic or reverberant.”
“The singing and the dancing ceased, and the Shaman flared up in rude eloquence.”
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