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4 not civilized
  • missionaries who believed that it was their duty to convert the rude peoples of the world

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7 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining
  • rude pelts that were sent to Europe to be fashioned into elegant hats and coats

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rude, rough, crude, raw mean lacking in social refinement. rude implies ignorance of or indifference to good form; it may suggest intentional discourtesy. rude behavior rough is likely to stress lack of polish and gentleness. rough manners crude may apply to thought or behavior limited to the gross, the obvious, or the primitive. a crude joke raw suggests being untested, inexperienced, or unfinished. turning raw youths into polished performers

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The first known use of rude was in the 14th century

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“Rude.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rude. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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