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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.

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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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Be kind to all and rude to none.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    They’re in for a rude awakening.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    It is better to be soft and kind than strong and rude.

  5. Rita Mae Brown:

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

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