A rude hut.
A rude reply.
In rude health.
A rude appraisal.
A rude awakening.
Faced rude winds; received a rude shock.
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.
Was offended by his rude behavior.
A rude and savage land.
A rude thatched hut.
Bales of rude cotton.
A rude joke.
Which do you find the most rude? Staring, pointing, farting loudly, whistling, or asking how someone died?
Other Word Forms
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").