Rude definition

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Barbarous or ignorant.

Rude savages.

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Crude or rough in form or workmanship.

A rude hut.

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Discourteous; unmannerly.

A rude reply.

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(chiefly british) Vigorous or robust.

In rude health.

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Harsh in sound; discordant; not musical.

Rude tones.

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Not carefully worked out or finished; not precise.

A rude appraisal.

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Rough, violent, or harsh.

A rude awakening.

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Having or showing little skill or development; primitive.

Rude drawings.

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Unpleasantly forceful or harsh.

Faced rude winds; received a rude shock.

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The definition of rude is behavior that does not conform to what society says would be polite or good manners or inappropriate subjects of discussion.

An example of rude is bumping into someone and not saying "Excuse me."

An example of rude is when you engage in an inappropriate discussion about sex.

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Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting.

Was offended by his rude behavior.

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(archaic) Lacking education or refinement.
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Undeveloped or uncivilized; primitive.

A rude and savage land.

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Crude, unfinished, or made with limited skill.

A rude thatched hut.

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In a natural, raw state.

Bales of rude cotton.

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Sturdy; robust; rugged.

Rude health.

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Lacking refinement, culture, or elegance; uncouth, boorish, coarse, vulgar, etc.
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(brit.) Indecent; obscene.

A rude joke.

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Which do you find the most rude? Staring, pointing, farting loudly, whistling, or asking how someone died?

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Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
rude
Comparative:
ruder
Superlative:
rudest

Origin of rude

  • Middle English from Old French unrefined, harsh from Latin rudis in a natural state, crude, ignorant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rudis (“rough, raw, rude, wild, untilled").

    From Wiktionary