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adjective (NOT POLITE)    /ruːd/
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 rudely     /ˈruː adverb 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     /ˈruːd.nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of rude adjective (NOT POLITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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