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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rude socially incorrect in behavior "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
    • adj rude lacking civility or good manners "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather"
    • adj rude 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"
    • adj rude (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
    • adj rude (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Thailand, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should not eat with it. Also, pointing with one finger is considered rude and is only done when pointing to objects or animals, never humans.
    • Rude Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
    • Rude Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. "Such gardening tools as art, yet rude , . . . had formed."
    • 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.
    • Rude Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
    • Rude Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
    • Rude Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Pakistan, it is rude to show the soles of your feet or point a foot when you are sitting on the floor.
    • rude Rough; crude; unwrought; unfashioned; ill-fashioned; without finish or shapeliness: as, a rude mass of material.
    • rude Lacking cultivation, refinement, or elegance; clumsy; uncouth: as, rude verses; rude art.
    • rude Mean; humble; little known or regarded; hence, as said of persons, low by birth or position.
    • rude Barbarous; uncivilized; unpolished; ignorant.
    • rude Having a fierce or cruel disposition; ferocious; sanguinary; savage; brutal.
    • rude Marked by or expressing fierceness or savageness; ferocious, fierce, or cruel in quality.
    • rude Ill-bred; boorish; uncivil; discourteous; impolite.
    • rude Marked, by incivility; contrary to the requirements of. courtesy: as, rude conduct; a rude remark.
    • rude Rough; tempestuous; stormy: as, a rude gale; rude weather.
    • rude Robust; sturdy; rugged; vigorous.
    • rude Synonyms Ill-shaped, raw, uncouth, unformed.
    • rude Vulgar, loutish, boorish, ill-bred, insolent, surly, churlish, gruff, brusk.
    • rude Harsh, inclement, violent, turbulent.
    • rude Rudely.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Being rude to a telephone operator in Prussia was once a crime. In 1908, a respected citizen was reprimanded by the government after becoming exasperated with an operator and saying "My dear girl!"
    • superl Rude rōōd (comp. Ru′der, 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
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves It's pretty, but is it Art?”
  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    “Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.”
  • Elizabeth Wordsworth
    Elizabeth Wordsworth
    “The good are so harsh to the clever, the clever so rude to the good!”


In rude health - (UK) If someone's in rude health, they are very healthy and look it.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. rudis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. rudis, rough.


In literature:

I have often been very rude to you.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
It is a high arch of rocks, rudely piled, and richly covered with ivy and tangled vines.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
He was often a very rude, unlearned man himself, and the teacher was sometimes a rude man, harsh and severe, when he was learned.
"Stories Of Ohio 1897" by William Dean Howells
On that steadfast rock the rude beginnings of all social life are built.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
But he was in such a hurry to get to the place where the beeches grew that he decided to pay no more attention to the rude fellow.
"The Tale of Jasper Jay" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The general's tent was a rude affair.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
They were rude, unlettered, coarse, and benighted.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
The abruptness of the latter savors of rudeness.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
These huts formed rude villages, and were seen from seventeen to forty together.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West

In poetry:

And thus, I said, may each storm that blow'd
Have shorten'd the way I come;
And shall I complain that the wave is rude,
If it bear me the sooner home?
"The Gale" by Caroline Fry
Affection's warmly-cherish'd child,
Thou wert all unprepared to meet
The world's rude storms—which, darkly wild,
Our purest schemes of bliss defeat.
"On the Death of Ellen Sharp - 1822" by Eliza Acton
Sweet flower, I whisper'd, so frail as thou art,
This waste is no garden for thee,
That form which the rude wind so ruthless has torn,
Some eye once delighted to see.
"The Lily" by Caroline Fry
He could not trust his melting soul
But in his Maker's sight -
Then why should gentle hearts and true
Bare to the rude world's withering view
Their treasure of delight!
"Fourth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
'Press round him:--guide his willing steed
Through darkness, dangers, currents, snows;
Wait where, from shelt'ring thickets freed,
The dreary Heath's rude whirlwind blows.
"Market-Night" by Robert Bloomfield
Unnumbered years have o'er their ashes flown;
Their unrecovered names and deeds are gone;
All that remains is this rude pointed stone,
To tell of nations mighty as our own.
"Lines On An Indian Arrow-Head" by David John Scott

In news:

Judging from the e-mails I received after Thanksgiving, some of you experienced a very rude holiday, or as one reader coined it, a " Thankless -giving.".
Caught on Tape: Alec Baldwin Calls Daughter a 'Rude, Thoughtless Pig'.
Published Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 11:29 a.m. PG for mild rude humor and action/ peril.
Rude kids Bettie Bop & the Undertakers Absolute Ruler.
Have people gotten more rude.
Obama is rude and unresponsive to sister of 9/11 victim.
Now, instead of rudely checking your Blackberry every few minutes during meetings, you can instead glance at your watch, an age-old gesture of boredom guaranteed to offend everyone, young and old.
The congresswoman's national campaign aides were rude, dishonest, and dismissive of New Hampshire citizens, according to her former state operation.
PG — for some scary action and mild rude humor.
Like bad service at a restaurant, or a rude employee at a store.
Drum Teacher Was Scurrilous, Rude -- and Greatly Admired .
Some Find Debate Too Rude.
Sarcasm can be difficult to avoid when answering rude questions.
Funeral services are at 11 am Saturday at Rude's Funeral Home in Brookings.
Paul Ryan was speaking at the Value Voters Summit, and was rudely interrupted .

In science:

But Proposition 1 can be proved in the case n ≤ kM with the help of the following very rude estimate: Since the measure µn −µ is the difference of two probability measures and kf k∞ ≤ 1, hence kJn,k f k∞ ≤ 2knk/2 and E Jn,k (f )2M ≤ 22kM nkM ≤ 22kM (kM )kM ≤ k n−M M (k+1)M with ¯Ck = 4k kk+1 if n ≤ kM .
An estimate about multiple stochastic integrals with respect to a normalized empirical measure
Nitsure, U. R¨ude: Performance comparison of different paral lel lattice Boltzmann implementations on multi-core multisocket systems.
Data access optimizations for highly threaded multi-core CPUs with multiple memory controllers
This result confirms rude estimates made above for the tra jectories which go through the regions where the effective potential has the form (4.23).
The Compactification Problems of Additional Dimensions in Multidimensional Cosmological Theories
Lev. A Rude Awakening: Internet Shakeout in 2000.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
The rude approximation for the exponential through a θ-function changes the numerical coefficient within a few percent; nevertheless it is useful to estimate the integrals in eqs. (69) and (70) in this way analitical ly.
Exact renormalization group analysis in Hamiltonian theory: I. QED Hamiltonian on the light front