What is rude?

  • (adj): Lacking civility or good manners.
    Synonyms: uncivil
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Olaf Rude
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More definitions of "rude":

  • (adj): (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition.
    Example: "Bales of rude cotton"
    Synonyms: natural, raw
  • (adj): Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness.
    Example: "The crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"
    Synonyms: crude, primitive

Famous quotes containing the word rude:

    That primitive head
    So ambitiously vast,
    Yet so rude in its art,
    Is as easily read
    For the woes of the past
    As a clinical chart.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said “Box about: ‘twill come to my father anon.”
    John Aubrey (1626–1697)

    The sun was shining on the sea,
    Shining with all his might:
    He did his very best to make
    The billows smooth and bright—
    And this was odd, because it was
    The middle of the night.
    The moon was shining sulkily,
    Because she thought the sun
    Had got no business to be there
    After the day was done—
    “It’s very rude of him,” she said,
    “To come and spoil the fun!”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)