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Definitions of rude

  1. ( of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
  2. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and ( often) crudeness; " the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; " primitive movies of the 1890s"; " primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
  3. socially incorrect in behavior; " resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
  4. ( used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; " natural yogurt"; " natural produce"; " raw wool"; " raw sugar"; " bales of rude cotton"
  5. lacking civility or good manners; " want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
  6. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
  7. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; - said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
  8. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; - said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
  9. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; - said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
  10. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; - said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
  11. 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.
  12. Barbarous; uncultivated; ignorant; impolite; robust; strong; as, rude health; crude; unskilful; as, a rude carving; harsh; severe; as, a rude awakening to the truth.
  13. Rudely.
  14. Rudeness.
  15. Ruder.
  16. Rudest.
  17. Crude: uncultivated: barbarous: rough: harsh: ignorant: uncivil.
  18. Rough or abrupt; tempestuous; uncivil; uncouth.
  19. Unskilfully made or done.
  20. Rough; rugged; unformed by art; of coarse manners; clownish; uncivil; violent; tumultnous; fierce; impetuous; untaught; savage; untrained.
  21. Unformed by art; shapeless; untaught; rough; inelegant; coarse in manners or behaviour; impertinent; not polished or refined; boisterous; harsh; inclement.

Usage examples for rude

  1. Please don't think me rude. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  2. You will not think me rude, Mr. Murray? – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  3. I am afraid you must have thought me very rude. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  4. Well, I'm sorry if I was rude. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  5. If it was rude of Mopsa to say that, she is such a little young thing that she does not know better. – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  6. It sounded rude, perhaps, but at the moment I really felt it. – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  7. It won't be rude. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  8. I hope you do not think me rude. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  9. I could not be rude to any lady, much less to you. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. There, you see, Mrs. McKeon;- I am afraid I said something rude which set Miss Louey's back up, but I am sure in her heart she'd be glad of anything that would be of service to Feemy. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  11. By this time the new life of the trail had been taken on, rude and simple. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  12. " Your son was very rude to me," said Madame Mayer. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. Patty was sorry she had acted so rude to Bill, and sorry that he had gone. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  14. Is it rude to ask if your father was the same? – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  15. Please forgive me for being rude. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  16. Forgive me if I was rude. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  17. He still looks upon me rather too much as a child, and he seems to have a pleasure in saying odd, half- rude things; but we are excellent friends- or have been. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  18. You must not be rude. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
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