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rude

[ rood ]SEE DEFINITION OF rude
  • adj.disrespectful, rough
  • adj.crude, primitive
  • adj.sudden; approximate

Synonyms for rude

  • abusive
  • blunt
  • boorish
  • coarse
  • crude
  • ignorant
  • impolite
  • insulting
  • intrusive
  • obscene
  • surly
  • vulgar
  • uncivil
  • abrupt
  • bad-mannered
  • barbarian
  • barbaric
  • barbarous
  • brusque
  • brutish
  • cheeky
  • churlish
  • crabbed
  • curt
  • discourteous
  • graceless
  • gross
  • gruff
  • illiterate
  • impertinent
  • impudent
  • inconsiderate
  • insolent
  • loutish
  • low
  • offhand
  • peremptory
  • raw
  • savage
  • scurrilous
  • short
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • uneducated
  • ungracious
  • unmannerly
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
  • wild
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Antonyms for rude

  • decent
  • gentle
  • nice
  • polite
  • refined
  • sophisticated
  • exact
  • gradual
  • kind
  • mannerly
  • polished
  • respectful
  • smooth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUDE

The works of Dædalus are described by Pausanias as rude and uncomely in aspect.

He was not rude in words, but oh, so different from the oily people who sold me the things.

Cheppi never was so rude to me again after you frightened him that day.

He was rude to you, too; he never even noticed that you were in the room, after I came.

The village was picturesque, in the variety of its edifices, though all were rude.

But this stranger who had roughly shoved against him, had not paused in his rude progress.

The husband burst out with a rude and somewhat hollow laugh.

There was a sound of rude voices, and a clashing of swords and staves.

I asked, puzzled alike at his rude behavior and at his words.

That was the only rude speech Mr. Morton had ever made to his better half.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "coarse, rough" (of surfaces), from Old French ruide (13c.) or directly from Latin rudis "rough, crude, unlearned," perhaps related to rudus "rubble." Sense of "ill-mannered, uncultured; uneducated, uncultured" is from mid-14c. Rude boy (also rudie, for short) in Jamaican slang is attested from 1967. Figurative phrase rude awakening is attested from 1895.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUDE

Philistine

adjectivecoarse

abusive

adjectiveexhibiting unkind behavior or words

audacious

adjectivearrogant, presumptuous
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