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Rude

[ryd] /rüd/
noun
1.
François
[frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA),
1784–1855, French sculptor.
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British Dictionary definitions for f rude

rude

/ruːd/
adjective
1.
insulting or uncivil; discourteous; impolite: he was rude about her hairstyle
2.
lacking refinement; coarse or uncouth
3.
vulgar or obscene: a rude joke
4.
unexpected and unpleasant: a rude awakening to the facts of economic life
5.
roughly or crudely made: we made a rude shelter on the island
6.
rough or harsh in sound, appearance, or behaviour
7.
humble or lowly
8.
(prenominal) robust or sturdy: in rude health
9.
(prenominal) approximate or imprecise: a rude estimate
Derived Forms
rudely, adverb
rudeness, (informal) rudery, noun
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin rudis coarse, unformed
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Word Origin and History for f rude

rude

adj.

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.

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