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RUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rude mean? 

RUDE (adjective)
  The adjective RUDE has 5 senses:

1. socially incorrect in behavior
2. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
3. lacking civility or good manners
4. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
5. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness

  Familiarity information: RUDE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUDE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Socially incorrect in behavior

Synonyms:

bad-mannered; ill-mannered; rude; unmannered; unmannerly

Context example:

resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion

Similar:

impolite (not polite)


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Meaning:

(of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

Synonyms:

bounderish; ill-bred; lowbred; underbred; yokelish; rude

Similar:

unrefined ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth)


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Meaning:

Lacking civility or good manners

Synonyms:

uncivil; rude

Context example:

want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue

Attribute:

civility (formal or perfunctory politeness)


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Meaning:

(used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

Synonyms:

raw; rude; natural

Context examples:

natural yogurt / natural produce / raw wool / raw sugar / bales of rude cotton

Similar:

unprocessed (not altered from an original or natural state)


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Meaning:

Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness

Synonyms:

primitive; crude; rude

Context examples:

the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man / primitive movies of the 1890s / primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains

Similar:

early (being or occurring at an early stage of development)


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