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See definition of rude on Dictionary.com
  • 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
See also synonyms for: rudely / rudeness

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is another word for rude?

Many synonyms of rude suggest a violation of manners or propriety, including
impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, mannerless, unmannerly, and discourteous.

A word that suggests that a person doesn’t know how to interact with others—or doesn’t care how they do—is tactless.

Words that suggest a more active, deliberate rudeness are disrespectful, insolent, and impertinent.

People who are overly blunt or aggressive might be described as brash, brusque, crude, or boorish.

The word uncivil implies that someone is behaving in a way that ignores common courtesy.

A generally rude person might be called a jerk (or worse names).

Rude can also describe something that is crudely made. The word crude can also be used as a synonym of this sense.

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How is rude different from mean?

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antonyms for rude

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  • decent
  • gentle
  • nice
  • polite
  • refined
  • sophisticated
  • exact
  • gradual
  • kind
  • mannerly
  • polished
  • respectful
  • smooth
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How to use rude in a sentence

The protesters were asked to leave “after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers,” she said.
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The pandemic has given some businesses a rude awakening about their dependence on China.
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In the latest edition of our Confessions series, in which we exchange anonymity for candor, the managing director of one of those businesses explains why its agencies are in rude health.
‘WE DON’T HAVE THE BURDEN OF TRADITIONAL MEDIA’: CONFESSIONS OF AN UPSTART AGENCY HOLDING GROUP MDSEB JOSEPHSEPTEMBER 7, 2020DIGIDAY
When they’re citing this statute, or a disorderly conduct statute, what they’re really getting citations for is people being rude to cops in the eyes of a police officer.
SDPD IS PUNISHING SPEECH USING A 102-YEAR-OLD CITY LAWKATE NUCCIAUGUST 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
So my question is a very rude one, and I ask your forgiveness in advance.
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Smoking, the angry and fuming king protests, had made our manners as rude as those of the fish-wives of Dieppe.
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There appears a rude attempt to picture the mouth cavity and to show those interesting accessories, the teeth.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Many of them however are of rude workmanship and might have been fashioned by some of the tribe unacquainted with pipe-making.
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La saison estoit rude, & les vents le plus souvent contraires.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
On the upper part of each of these posts was a rude carving of a hideous human face with prominent teeth.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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