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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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