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  • adv. In a rude manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a rude manner
  • Inelegantly; awkwardly.
  • With offensive bluntness or roughness; uncivilly; impolitely.
  • Impetuously; fiercely; savagely.
  • Violently; stormily; boisterously: as, the wind blew rudely.
  • Vulgarly; broadly; coarsely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an impolite manner


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  • Once, when he was delivering himself of an unctuous remark to Jerry, Faith broke in rudely with a flat contradiction.

    Rainbow Valley

  • And now, there he was dead; and, if lucky, buried with a little wooden cross with his name rudely inscribed, marking his grave.

    The Red Planet

  • "With speed," writes an eye-witness, "he comes to the House: he calls rudely at the door," and,

    History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) Puritan England, 1603-1660

  • Another point, justifying the supposition of foul play, was the significant fact that Perrin's gun, with his name rudely carved on the stock, still lay in the camp _undischarged_.

    The Buffalo Runners A Tale of the Red River Plains

  • Tom Brixton's cap -- with his name rudely written on the lining.

    Twice Bought

  • Petite, keep writing, when I check in with you to read your posts, i feel like I’m checking in on an old friend. .your readers who are commenting so crudely should ask themselves WHY they are checking in and commenting soo rudely, is that how they treat their friends??


  • Occasional scenes shot in English rudely yank escapist subcontinental audiences back to modern life.

    The Emerging Markets Century

  • And it's only later, well after the fact, that it dawns on me that I've been treated rudely, which is not unlike my delayed response to danger and horror.

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • Who that calls himself a man will sit with folded arms and careless mien, under the shade of the tree of liberty, while the wild boar is whetting his tusks against its bark, and the gaunt stag rudely tears its branches?

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • Michiel Spithoven knows that there are some people out there who generally hate being awakened rudely, which is why he came up with the DIY Gentle Wake Up Alarm Clock that allows one to be nudged awake without a loud jolt.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets


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