Meaning of rude

rude

Pronunciation: (rd), [key]
— rud•er, rud•est.
  1. discourteous or impolite, esp. in a deliberate way: a rude reply.
  2. without culture, learning, or refinement: rude, illiterate peasants.
  3. rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.
  4. rough, harsh, or ungentle: rude hands.
  5. roughly wrought, built, or formed; of a crude construction or kind: a rude cottage.
  6. not properly or fully developed; raw; unevolved: a rude first stage of development.
  7. harsh to the ear: rude sounds.
  8. without artistic elegance; of a primitive simplicity: a rude design.
  9. violent or tempestuous, as the waves.
  10. robust, sturdy, or vigorous: rude strength.
  11. approximate or tentative: a rude first calculation of costs.

Rude

Pronunciation: (ryd), [key]
  1. 1784–1855, French sculptor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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