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Definition of Rude


  1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
  2. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
  3. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
  4. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
  5. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
  6. 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.
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Rude Translations

rude in Dutch is onbeleefd, onheus, lomp, honds
rude in Hungarian is faragatlan, nyers, goromba
rude in Latin is rudis, incultus
rude in Spanish is insolente, rudo