World English Dictionary
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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