What is the meaning of rude?


  • Socially incorrect in behavior.
    • usage: "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
  • Of persons. ( lacking in refinement or grace)
  • Lacking civility or good manners."want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue- Willa Cather
  • Used especially of commodities. ( being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes)
    • usage: "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
  • Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness.
    • usage: "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
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APAWordNet. (2010). rude. Retrieved August 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/rude/definitions/1182601
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