Definitions of rude

  1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
  2. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; - said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
  3. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; - said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
  4. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; - said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
  5. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; - said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
  6. 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.
  7. Rudest.
  8. Rudeness.
  9. Ruder.
  10. Rudely.
  11. ( of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
  12. socially incorrect in behavior; " resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
  13. Barbarous; uncultivated; ignorant; impolite; robust; strong; as, rude health; crude; unskilful; as, a rude carving; harsh; severe; as, a rude awakening to the truth.
  14. Crude: uncultivated: barbarous: rough: harsh: ignorant: uncivil.
  15. Rough or abrupt; tempestuous; uncivil; uncouth.
  16. Unskilfully made or done.
  17. Rough; rugged; unformed by art; of coarse manners; clownish; uncivil; violent; tumultnous; fierce; impetuous; untaught; savage; untrained.
  18. Unformed by art; shapeless; untaught; rough; inelegant; coarse in manners or behaviour; impertinent; not polished or refined; boisterous; harsh; inclement.