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rude

adjective uk   /ruːd/ us  

rude adjective (NOT POLITE)

B1 not polite; offensive or embarrassing: He's a very rude man. It's rude not to say "Thank you" when you are given something. He's got no manners - he's rude to everyone.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire B2 relating to sex or going to the toilet: He told a rude joke/story.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky

rude adjective (SUDDEN)

[before noun] sudden and unpleasant: We had a rude awakening (= unpleasant shock) when we saw our phone bill.Not expected or plannedSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad

rude adjective (SIMPLE)

old use or literary simply and roughly made: We built a rude shelter from rocks on the beach.Crude and basic
rudely
adverb uk   /ˈruːd.li/ us  
C1 She rudely interrupted my speech. The news rudely pushed her into the glare of world-wide publicity.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireNot expected or plannedCrude and basic
rudeness
noun [U] uk   /ˈruːd.nəs/ us  
(Definition of rude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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