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rude

rude

 
 
pronunciation:
rud
part of speech: adjective
inflections: ruder, rudest
definition 1: unmannerly or impolite.
She considered it rude for people to interrupt while she was talking.The cocktail waitress often had to put up with rude comments from customers.The men relaxed, enjoying their beer and telling rude jokes.
synonyms:
crude, discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, unceremonious, uncivil, uncouth, ungracious, unmannered, unmannerly
antonyms:
chivalrous, civil, civilized, gentlemanly, gracious, polite
similar words:
boorish, coarse, fresh, gauche, gross, inconsiderate, inelegant, rough, short, smart, tactless, vulgar, wise
definition 2: primitive or simple.
They made a rude shelter out of tree branches.
synonyms:
crude, primitive, simple
antonyms:
civilized
similar words:
boorish, rough, rough-and-ready, unsophisticated
definition 3: harsh or rough.
a rude wind
synonyms:
harsh, rough, severe, violent
similar words:
boorish, fierce, furious, tempestuous, turbulent
definition 4: violent and unexpected.
a rude awakening
synonyms:
jolting, shocking, startling
similar words:
jarring
definition 5: imprecise; approximate.
a rude estimate of expenses
synonyms:
approximate, crude, proximate, rough
similar words:
gross, imprecise, inexact, vague
derivations: rudely (adv.), rudeness (n.)