rudeness

noun rude·ness

Definition of rudeness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being rude

  2. 2 :  a rude action

Examples of rudeness in a Sentence

  1. such rudeness will not be tolerated in this office

  2. the rudeness of frontier life gradually diminished with time

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First Known Use of rudeness

15th century



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