rude

Rude describes a type of behavior that isn't appropriate and usually isn't very nice, either — like yelling "You stink!" at a children's talent show.

Rude refers to bad behavior or just plain bad manners. For example, children are taught to say "please" and "thank you" or they are considered rude. A rude person needs a little work — rude also means crude or basic, like a rude cabin out in the woods that barely keeps the rain out. It can be a sudden realization, too. If you wake up and see your breath, it's a rude awakening that the heat's not working.

Primary Meanings of rude

1.
adj
belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
2.
adj
socially incorrect in behavior
Full Definitions of rude
1

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

Synonyms:
crude, primitive
early
being or occurring at an early stage of development

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

“bales of rude cotton”
Synonyms:
natural, raw
unprocessed
not altered from an original or natural state
2

adj socially incorrect in behavior

adj (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

Synonyms:
bounderish, ill-bred, lowbred, underbred, yokelish
unrefined
(used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

adj lacking civility or good manners

Synonyms:
uncivil
Antonyms:
civil, polite
not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others

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