rude

adjective
1)

a rude man

rude remarks

Syn:
ill-mannered, bad-mannered, impolite, discourteous, uncivil, unmannerly, mannerless; impertinent, insolent, impudent, disrespectful, cheeky; churlish, curt, brusque, brash, offhand, short, sharp; offensive, insulting, derogatory, disparaging, abusive; tactless, undiplomatic, uncomplimentary
See note at offense
Ant:
polite, civil
2)

rude jokes

Syn:
vulgar, coarse, smutty, dirty, filthy, crude, lewd, obscene, off-color, offensive, indelicate, tasteless; risqué, naughty, ribald, bawdy, racy; informal blue; euphemistic adult
Ant:
clean
3)

a rude awakening

Syn:
abrupt, sudden, sharp, startling; unpleasant, nasty, harsh
4) dated

a rude cabin

Syn:
primitive, crude, rudimentary, rough, simple, basic, makeshift
Ant:
classy, luxurious
••
rude, callow, crude, ill-mannered, rough, uncivil, uncouth
Someone who lacks consideration for the feelings of others and who is deliberately insolent is rude (It was rude of you not to introduce me to your friends). Ill-mannered suggests that the person is ignorant of the rules of social behavior rather than deliberately rude (an ill-mannered child), while uncivil implies disregard for even the most basic rules of social behavior among civilized people (his uncivil response resulted in his being kicked out of the classroom). Rough is used to describe people who lack polish and refinement (he was a rough but honest man), while crude is a more negative term for individuals and behavior lacking culture, civility, and tact (he made a crude gesture). Uncouth describes what seems strange, awkward, or unmannerly rather than rude (his uncouth behavior at the wedding). Although individuals of any age may be rude, crude, ill-mannered, or uncouth, callow almost always applies to those who are young or immature; it suggests naïveté and lack of sophistication (he was surprisingly callow for a man of almost 40).

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  • rude — [ ryd ] adj. • 1213; lat. rudis « brut, inculte, grossier » 1 ♦ (Personnes) Mal dégrossi, primitif et qui donne une impression de force naturelle. ⇒ fruste, grossier, rustique. « Moi qui suis un homme simple et rude » (Claudel). « ce qu il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rude — RUDE. adj. de tout genre. Raboteux, aspre au toucher. La toile grosse & neuve est bien rude. la haire, le cilice sur la chair est bien rude. il a la peau rude, le poil rude. On le dit aussi des choses qui sont aspres au palais, au goust. Ce vin… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Rude — Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rude — 1 Rude, rough, crude, raw, callow, green, uncouth mean deficient in the qualities that make for finish or for perfection in development or in use. Rude, as applied to men and their minds, suggests a comparatively low state of culture or a dearth… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rude´ly — rude «rood», adjective, rud|er, rud|est. 1. not courteous; impolite: »It is rude to stare at people or to point. SYNONYM(S): uncivil, discourteous …   Useful english dictionary

  • rude — [ rud ] adjective ** 1. ) not polite: I don t want to seem rude, but I d rather be alone. it is rude to do something: It s rude to keep people waiting. downright rude (=extremely rude): The way she stared was downright rude. a ) offensive: a rude …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rude — [ro͞od] adj. ruder, rudest [OFr < L rudis, akin to rudus, debris, rubble < IE * reud , to tear apart < base * reu , to tear out, dig up > RUG, ROTTEN] 1. crude or rough in form or workmanship [a rude hut] 2. barbarous or ignorant… …   English World dictionary

  • RUDE (F.) — RUDE FRANÇOIS (1784 1855) Sculpteur français. Bien qu’accepté par ses contemporains, Rude vécut une existence discrète, à l’abri des honneurs et des polémiques de la vie artistique de son temps, et c’est du moins l’image que ses premiers… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rude — [ru:d] adj comparative ruder superlative rudest [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin rudis raw, rough ] 1.) speaking or behaving in a way that is not polite and is likely to offend or annoy people = ↑impolite ≠ ↑polite ▪ a rude remar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rude — Rude, Semble qu il vienne de Rudis, ou de Durus, par transposition de lettres, Dur, Rud, Agrestis, Durus, Austerus, Inclemens, Seuerus, Asper. Rude et difficile, Difficilis et morosus. Pere qui n est point rude, Facilis pater. Se monstrer rude et …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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