Definition of rude
- rude workmanship
- a rude awakening
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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