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English definition of “rude”

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. B2 relating to sex or going to the toilet: He told a rude joke/story.

rude adjective (SUDDEN)

[before noun] sudden and unpleasant: We had a rude awakening (= unpleasant shock) when we saw our phone bill.

rude adjective (SIMPLE)

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