Simple Definition of rude
: not having or showing concern or respect for the rights and feelings of other people : not polite
: relating to sex or other body functions in a way that offends others
: happening suddenly in usually an unpleasant or shocking way
Full Definition of rude
3 : marked by or suggestive of lack of training or skill : inexperienced <rude workmanship>
5 : occurring abruptly and disconcertingly <a rude awakening>
Examples of rude
I was shocked by her rude behavior.
I can't believe that he was so rude to me.
I heard someone make a rude noise.
Origin of rude
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin rudis; probably akin to Latin rudus rubble
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of rude
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up rude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).