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
Kevin Shackelford got a rude welcome to the majors.
Someone who is rude, conceited, lacks hygiene and is unwholesome.
Charley may be in for a rude awakening once Davis realizes she’s forged his name to get her investment paperwork approved.
Some followers thought this was rude to the Jenner sisters, and Diddy offered an apology on Instagram after the fact.
Rude van Nistelrooy (@Lewisgd) June 13, 2017 The Tylt is focused on debates and conversations around news, current events and pop culture.
If being crude, rude and a bull in a china shop a crime, Trump would get the death penalty.
Remember, judging is rude, too, so anyone who clucked at your choice as a faux pas was committing a faux pas.
These ghosts are sexy, rude, naughty, haughty and shocking.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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