Rude Definition

ro͝od
ruder, rudest
adjective
ruder, rudest
Crude or rough in form or workmanship.
A rude hut.
Webster's New World
Barbarous or ignorant.
Rude savages.
Webster's New World
Discourteous; unmannerly.
A rude reply.
Webster's New World
In a natural, raw state.
Bales of rude cotton.
American Heritage
Indecent; obscene.
A rude joke.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Rude

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

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