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English definition of “rude”


adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT POLITE)   /rud/
behaving in a way that hurts other people’s feelings ; not polite : I apologized for Ted’s rude behavior . I thought it was rude of him not to introduce me. rudely    /ˈrud·li/ adverb rudeness    /ˈrud·nəs/ noun [U] He asked too many questions , and his curiosity verged on rudeness.
(Definition of rude adjective (NOT POLITE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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