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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly(adj)

    socially incorrect in behavior

    "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"

  2. ill-bred, bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish(adj)

    (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

  3. uncivil, rude(adj)

    lacking civility or good manners

    "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather

  4. natural, raw(a), rude(a)(adj)

    (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

    "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"

  5. crude, primitive, rude(adj)

    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"


  1. rude(Adjective)

    Bad mannered.

  2. rude(Adjective)

    Obscene, pornographic, offensive.

  3. rude(Adjective)

    Tough, robust.

  4. rude(Adjective)

    Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.

  5. rude(Adjective)

    Hearty, vigorous; .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rude

    characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse

  2. Rude

    unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship

  3. Rude

    of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like

  4. Rude

    violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter

  5. Rude

    barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies

  6. Rude

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rude

    rōōd (comp. Ru′der, superl. Ru′dest), adj. crude: uncultivated: barbarous: rough: harsh: ignorant: uncivil: not smoothed: of low rank: mean: savage: brutal: ferocious: ill-bred: boorish: stormy: robust: not in good taste.—adj. Rude′-grow′ing, rough: wild.—adv. Rude′ly.—ns. Rude′ness; Rudes′by (Shak.), an uncivil fellow. [Fr.,—L. rudis, rough.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rude

    1. (of a program) Badly written. 2. Functionally poor, e.g., a program that is very difficult to use because of gratuitously poor (random?) design decisions. Oppose cuspy. 3. Anything that manipulates a shared resource without regard for its other users in such a way as to cause a (non-fatal) problem. Examples: programs that change tty modes without resetting them on exit, or windowing programs that keep forcing themselves to the top of the window stack.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rude' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2914

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rude' in Adjectives Frequency: #1025

Anagrams for rude »

  1. dure, rued

  2. Rued


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rude in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Mae Brown:

    You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

  2. Gordon Adams:

    I think it probably comes as a rude shock for most of them; the adjustment is really hard.

  3. Pat Bell:

    He's not a rude person and (the Bushes) weren't raised to be rude. You have to be civil, he's a thinker and a doer. He doesn't mouth off.

  4. Penny Merriman:

    You don't have to be military to have an opinion on that. I thought that was very rude to come after the president on that. Very rude and very wrong.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.

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