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 in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of rude from the Web
Bunning's gruff demeanor labeled him as rude by political enemies and straightforward by friends.
The First Epic Movie ☆☆☆ 1/2 Rated: PG for rude humor.
The majority of the people who complained — 94 percent — said they were victimized by derogatory, rude or discriminatory comments from a border or immigration officer, while 27 percent reported physical force was used against them.
His rude personal style ruffles the feathers of many who see him as a pretender or a huckster.
Airbnb won’t survive if too many of its rooms come with bedbugs and rude hosts.
May 28, 2017 Didn't mean anything rude, that was just my way of saying sometime people rather focus on the good times than the bad.
A nearby text-and-photography installation goes further, arguing that white skinhead culture is also derived from black culture, particularly rude boy Jamaican street culture.
Children not responding to Yahoo in their thumb candy or Monster Truck Madness in their Cookie Crisp would be a rude sugar-smack to the mass-coveting online content corps.
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Origin and Etymology 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
RUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rude for English Language Learners
: 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
RUDE Defined for Kids
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