f rude


François [frahn-swa] , 1784–1855, French sculptor.
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rude (ruːd)
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
[C14: via Old French from Latin rudis coarse, unformed]

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Word Origin & History

c.1280, "coarse, rough" (of surfaces), from L. rudis "rough, crude, unlearned," perhaps related to rudus "rubble." Sense of "ill-mannered" is from late 14c. Rudesby "insolent, unmannerly fellow" is from 1566. Rude boy (also rudie, for short) in Jamaican slang is attested from 1967. Fig. phrase rude awakening
is attested from 1895.
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