Definition of Rude

1. Adjective. Socially incorrect in behavior. "Resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"

Exact synonyms: Bad-mannered, Ill-mannered, Unmannered, Unmannerly
Similar to: Impolite
Derivative terms: Rudeness

2. Adjective. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace.
Exact synonyms: Bounderish, Ill-bred, Lowbred, Underbred, Yokelish
Similar to: Unrefined

3. Adjective. Lacking civility or good manners. "Want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"
Exact synonyms: Uncivil
Attributes: Civility
Derivative terms: Rudeness
Antonyms: Civil

4. Adjective. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes. "Bales of rude cotton"
Exact synonyms: Natural, Raw
Similar to: Unprocessed

5. Adjective. Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness. "Primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
Exact synonyms: Crude, Primitive
Similar to: Early
Derivative terms: Crudeness, Crudity, Primitiveness, Rudeness

Definition of Rude

1. a. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.

Definition of Rude

1. Adjective. Bad mannered. ¹

2. Adjective. Obscene, pornographic, offensive. ¹

3. Adjective. Tough, robust. ¹

4. Adjective. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic. ¹

5. Adjective. Hearty, vigorous; (non-gloss definition found particularly in the phrase rude health). ¹

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Definition of Rude

1. discourteous or impolite [adj RUDER, RUDEST] : RUDELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Rude

1. 1. Characterised by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. "Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . Had formed." (Milton) 2. Hence, specifically: Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship. "Rude was the cloth." "Rude and unpolished stones." (Bp. Stillingfleet) "The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies." (Milton) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. "Mine ancestors were rude." "He was but rude in the profession of arms." (Sir H. Wotton) "the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep." (Gray) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter. "[Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock." (Milton) "The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into foam." (Boyle) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies. 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. "The rude Irish books." "Rude am I in my speech." (Shak) "Unblemished by my rude translation." (Dryden) Synonym: Impertinent, rough, uneven, shapeless, unfashioned, rugged, artless, unpolished, uncouth, inelegant, rustic, coarse, vulgar, clownish, raw, unskillful, untaught, illiterate, ignorant, uncivil, impolite, saucy, impudent, insolent, surly, currish, churlish, brutal, uncivilized, barbarous, savage, violent, fierce, tumultuous, turbulent, impetuous, boisterous, harsh, inclement, severe. See Impertiment. Rude"ly, Rude"ness. Origin: F, fr. L. Rudis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rude

ruddy duck
ruddy shelduck
ruddy shelducks
ruddy turnstone
rude awakening

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