• (RP) IPA: /ɹuːd/, /ɹɪʊ̯d/ enPR: ro͞od
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹud/
  • (AuE) IPA: /ɹʉːd/

rude (comparative ruder, superlative rudest)

  1. Bad-mannered.
    This girl was so rude towards her boyfriend by screaming at him for no apparent reason.
    Karen broke up with Fred because he was often rude to her.
  2. Somewhat obscene, pornographic, offensive.
  3. Tough, robust.
  4. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
    • 2 Corinthians 11:6 (KVJ)
      But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge
    • , Rudyard Kipling, The Conundrum of the Workshops
      When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,
      Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould;
      And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
      Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it Art?"
  5. Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: кре́пкий
  • Russian: неотёсанный

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