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.
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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