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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a rude gesture
▪ Luke made a rude gesture with his finger.
a rude remark
▪ The children kept interrupting and making rude remarks.
a rude shockformal (= one that is unexpected and unpleasant but not serious)
▪ Shopping for food in Miyako brought a rude shock. The prices were breathtaking.
a rude word
▪ Someone had written a rude word on the back of his chair.
rude awakening (=very unpleasant surprise)
▪ Confident that he would win, he had a rude awakening on election day.
▪ But he's so rude, he seems to think his troubles are all our fault.
▪ He is so rude that three employees have written complaints against him.
▪ She's so rude and ungrateful for everything we do.
▪ Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman?
▪ Stop being so rude to her father - walking out when he gives her advice.
▪ Ramsey was very rude to him in the debate.
▪ The techniques were sometimes very rude.
▪ She has been very rude and unkind to me.
▪ Would he think her very rude and stand-offish now?
▪ She ended up being very rude to the man.
▪ I was very rude and tactless with your grandmother.
▪ In conversation, he could be very rude about his colleagues.
▪ He was unsure of the exact translation but he knew it to be very, very rude.
▪ The only good thing about his rude awakening was the discovery of a gigantic hedgehog behind one of the goalposts.
▪ This rude awakening was, however, still a few years away at the time when Dustin joined.
▪ But, come the morning, Ronni was in for a rude awakening.
▪ Four months after the self-determination speech he received a rude awakening on both scores.
▪ Well, it was a rude awakening.
▪ Eric Young's tackle proved a rude awakening.
▪ Our first rude awakening was at Naushki for Soviet border formalities.
▪ Its record provides hard evidence to support his picture of a service in rude health rather than decline.
▪ The case has gone against the Pings, but it was a rude shock in a world of gentlemen.
▪ After Monica, going to bed with Ian had been a rude shock.
▪ But shopping for food in Miyako brought a rude shock.
▪ No, the rude word was not sung at the end of the fourth line but the implication was there.
▪ The threat was enough to stop Rita and Bob going as far as their friends with real rude words.
▪ The technique was developed to keep rude words off radio phone-ins.
▪ A bicycle is not profiled the same and the pannier bags were constantly grabbed, causing many a rude word.
▪ Are you being rude about my cooking?
▪ He's one of the rudest people I've ever met.
▪ I don't mean to be rude, but could you tell your children to keep quiet?
▪ I don't mean to be rude, but I have to get going.
▪ I don't want to hear any more of your rude jokes, Damien -- shut up.
▪ I know you're upset, but there's no need to be rude to your mother.
▪ I thought it was very rude of her not to answer my letter.
▪ If you are going to tell the children some of your stories make sure they aren't too rude.
▪ It's rude to interrupt people when they are speaking.
▪ She is always frank and direct, but she is never rude.
▪ The inhabitants lived in rude mud huts.
▪ What a rude man! He just ignored me when I said "Good morning".
▪ A no-smacking ban will not produce rude or anarchic children.
▪ But shopping for food in Miyako brought a rude shock.
▪ Children are taught, for sound historical reasons, that to point is rude.
▪ Her sister, 10-year-old Claire, was amazed that people could make rude jokes and not get into trouble for it.
▪ It was a shockingly rude question, but Dukakis' lack of passion in fielding it was revealing.
▪ Other angry motorists blew their horns and flashed rude two-finger salutes when they finally managed to overtake him.
▪ Toward others, he could be dismissive, insensitive, rude.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rude \Rude\, a. [Compar. Ruder; superl. Rudest.] [F., fr. L. rudis.]

  1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.

    Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed.

  2. Hence, specifically:

    1. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship. ``Rude was the cloth.''

      Rude and unpolished stones.
      --Bp. Stillingfleet.

      The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.

    2. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. ``Mine ancestors were rude.''

      He was but rude in the profession of arms.
      --Sir H. Wotton.

      the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.

    3. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.

      [Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock.

      The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into foam.

    4. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.

    5. 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. ``The rude Irish books.''

      Rude am I in my speech.

      Unblemished by my rude translation.

      Syn: Impertinent; rough; uneven; shapeless; unfashioned; rugged; artless; unpolished; uncouth; inelegant; rustic; coarse; vulgar; clownish; raw; unskillful; untaught; illiterate; ignorant; uncivil; impolite; saucy; impudent; insolent; surly; currish; churlish; brutal; uncivilized; barbarous; savage; violent; fierce; tumultuous; turbulent; impetuous; boisterous; harsh; inclement; severe. See Impertiment. [1913 Webster] -- Rude"ly, adv. -- Rude"ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "coarse, rough" (of surfaces), from Old French ruide (13c.) or directly from Latin rudis "rough, crude, unlearned," perhaps related to rudus "rubble." Sense of "ill-mannered, uncultured; uneducated, uncultured" is from mid-14c. Rude boy (also rudie, for short) in Jamaican slang is attested from 1967. Figurative phrase rude awakening is attested from 1895.


a. 1 bad-mannered 2 Somewhat obscene, pornographic, offensive. 3 tough, robust. 4 undeveloped, unskilled, basic. 5 hearty, vigorous; (non-gloss definition: found particularly in the phrase rude health).

  1. adj. socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion" [syn: ill-mannered, unmannered, unmannerly]

  2. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace [syn: ill-bred, bounderish, lowbred, underbred, yokelish]

  3. lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather [syn: uncivil] [ant: civil]

  4. (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton" [syn: natural, raw(a), rude(a)]

  5. 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" [syn: crude, primitive]


Rüde is a village and a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Since 1 March 2013, it is part of the municipality Mittelangeln.

Rude (film)

Rude is a 1995 Canadian crime film directed by Clement Virgo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

Rude (disambiguation)

Rude may refer to:

  • Rudeness, disrespect for and failure to behave within the context of a society or a group of people's social laws or etiquette
  • Rude (surname)
  • Big Rude Jake, also known as Mr. Rude, born A. Jake Hiebert, Canadian jazz musician
  • Rude, a member of the fictional "Turks" in the video game Final Fantasy VII and the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children; see Characters of the Final Fantasy VII series#Rude
  • Mr. Rude, a Mr. Men character; see List of Mr. Men#Mr. Rude
  • " Rude" (song), a song by the Canadian group Magic!
  • Rude (film), a 1995 Canadian film by Clément Virgo
  • NOAAS Rude (S 590), originally USC&GS Rude, a survey ship in service in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1967 to 1970 and in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1970 to 2008
  • Rude, Croatia, a village near Samobor
  • Rüde, a village and a former municipality in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Rude (surname)

Rude is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Dick Gerard Hemthworth Rude (born 1964), writer, actor, and director of films
  • François Rude (1784-1855), a French sculptor
  • George Rudé (1910-1993), Britbrianish Marxist historian
  • Gilbert T. Rude (1881-1962), a United States Coast and Geodetic Survey and United States Navy officer
  • Rick Rude, the most banter famous ring name of American professional wrestler Richard Rood (1958–1999)
Rude (song)

"Rude" is the debut single by Canadian reggae fusion band MAGIC! from their debut studio album, Don't Kill the Magic. It was originally released on October 11, 2013 as a promotional single and then re-released on February 24, 2014 by Sony Music Entertainment. The song was featured in a 2014 Nestea commercial in the Philippines. The official remix for the song features Kid Ink, Ty Dolla Sign and Travis Barker on the drums.

Despite mixed reviews from music critics, "Rude" was an international commercial success. The song peaked at number six on the Canadian Hot 100 and internationally topped the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. "Rude" was the ninth best-selling song of 2014, with global sales of 8.6 million units, and won the Juno Award for Single of the Year.

Usage examples of "rude".

Such a conception, appearing in a rude state of culture, before the lines between science, religion, and poetry had been sharply drawn, recommending itself alike by its simplicity and by its adaptedness to gratify curiosity and speculation in the formation of a thousand quaint and engaging hypotheses, would seem plausible, would be highly attractive, would very easily secure acceptance as a true doctrine.

At last he had given his grievance an airing, and compared with his previous treatment rude letters, curt telephone calls, and ignored requests for information smooth evasions were a decided improvement.

In this rude and informal court the alcalde not only acted as judge, but also examined all witnesses.

They saw every one round them sharing the same lot, enduring the same hardships, feeding on the same aliments, arrayed in the same rude garments.

An Innocent Amourette One feels almost brutally rude in breaking in upon the privacy of this little romance.

In Bideford Ana would have been expected to give a little of herself back to the assistant, whether she liked it or not, just so as not to be thought rude.

Scholastica avenged me by reproaching her for having obliged me to appear either rude or jealous, or a breaker of my word.

In Ireland, it was still more requisite, among a rude people, not yet thoroughly subdued, averse to the religion and manners of their conquerors, ready on all occasions to relapse into rebellion and disorder.

The invasion of the Infernal plane had come as the rudest shock of all, and now this bothersome banditry, forcing his hand to acts of repression before he was ready to introduce them.

She spoke the rude French of the fishing villages, where the language lives chiefly as a baragouin, mingled often with words and forms belonging to many other tongues.

Then came archers of the guard, shrill-voiced women of the camp, English pages with their fair skins and blue wondering eyes, dark-robed friars, lounging men-at-arms, swarthy loud-tongued Gascon serving-men, seamen from the river, rude peasants of the Medoc, and becloaked and befeathered squires of the court, all jostling and pushing in an ever-changing, many-colored stream, while English, French, Welsh, Basque, and the varied dialects of Gascony and Guienne filled the air with their babel.

The article bemoaned the youth of today as largely rude and selfish, with little perseverance or inclination for hard work.

And when he created his first biocomputer with high recognition capabilities, he had used a rude form of this kind of parallel reasoning.

And Percy carelessly picked up a stick and started chewing the end of it, his head on one side and his wicked big eyes pausing to gaze at Blinky in a cold rude manner.

From May through September the Fianna lived off the land, wandering, hunting, building rude bothies in the forests of Eire.