• A Rude Awakening 093
    A Rude Awakening 093
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rudeness a manner that is rude and insulting
    • n rudeness a wild or unrefined state
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:


Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • n rudeness The state or quality of being rude.
    • n rudeness Crudeness; roughness; clumsiness.
    • n rudeness Inelegance: lack of refinement or polish; uncouthness; awkwardness.
    • n rudeness Humble position; rusticity; low life.
    • n rudeness Barbarism; lack of civilization or enlightenment; ignorance.
    • n rudeness Coarseness of manners or conduct; boorishness; churlishness; discourtesy; incivility.
    • n rudeness Roughness of weather; tempestuousness; storminess; inclemency.
    • n rudeness Impetuosity; brunt; fierceness: as, the rudeness of a conflict.
    • n rudeness Synonyms Ruggedness.
    • n rudeness Impertinence, Effrontery, etc. (see impudence), surliness, impoliteness, uncouthness.
    • ***


  • 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.”
  • Lord Byron
    “America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.”
  • Helen Alfredsson
    Helen Alfredsson
    “I used to store my anger and it affected my play. Now I get it out. I'm never rude to my playing partner. I'm very focused on the ball. Then it's over.”
  • 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?”
  • 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.”


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


In literature:

He was even rude to her.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A rude person, though well meaning, is avoided by all.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
They spoke a rude and primitive dialect.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Stern was their rule, rude their speech, but by officers and men alike they were trusted and respected.
"Foes in Ambush" by Charles King
I have just done the same to my own head, dear Mr. Shannon, and I ask your pardon for my rudeness.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
He worked all that day with Rawhide Jones, his left hand upon his reins, his right thrust into his open vest as a rude sort of sling.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
His little rudenesses of this sort did not disturb Zilda's tranquillity in the least.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
Those who trusted in luck, however, were rudely disappointed.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
They camped in rude huts made of fence rails, corn-stalks, and brushwood.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
Rude, partially grooved ax.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson

In poetry:

"Be silent, wild birds!
While stare you so?
Stop laughing, rude waves,
And help me to go!
"The Rock And The Bubble" by Louisa May Alcott
Like to an ash-stained hearth
When all its fires are spent;
Like to an autumn wood
By storm winds rudely shent,--
"Worn Out" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A solitude,
Dim as an orchard, quiet as a wood;
My six mute friends who stolidly withstood
Tempest and turmoil rude;
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
We weep if men deny
That Thou didst live and die,
Didst ever walk upon this mortal sphere;
Yet of Thy Passion, Lord!
What know these times abhorred,
Save the rude soldier's stripes, sharp sponge, and piercing spear?
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin
Then in His wrath shall GOD uproot
The trees He set, for lack of fruit,
And drown in rude tempestuous blaze
The towers His hand had deigned to raise;
In silence, ere that storm begin,
Count o'er His mercies and thy sin.
"Eleventh Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
You might have journeyed freely, wherever path is made,
Through all your vast dominions, alone and unafraid;
And, in the eyes of subjects, the cultured and the rude,
Have seen, instead of hatred, the tears of gratitude.
"The Little Czar" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Writer says police were rude to him.
Most people are rude simply out of habit, or because they never learned how to be polite .
Rudeness aside, did he have a point.
Readers comment on rudeness at city meeting, sheriff's race and fouls not called.
When rudeness is called for.
The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has apologized personally to three identity theft victims who say they were treated rudely by IRS employees.
DO two rudes make a polite.
It certainly seems like we're living in some pretty rude times.
From the reality shows we watch on TV to the way our fellow drivers behave on the roadways, it just seems that being rude is how many Americans get business done.
TSA uses safety as an excuse for rudeness .
Can You Afford What Rudeness Is Costing Your Business.
Golfweek columnist Jeff Rude remembers 2012, an interesting year in golf.
Iowa men's basketball was in for a rude awakening Saturday night during the first half of their game against Gardner -Webb.
The former NBC programmer, rudely ousted there, goes back to the Fox family, where he had great success at FX.
Rated PG for some rude humor.

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