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English definition of “rude”


adjective [before noun] (SUDDEN)    /ruːd/
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 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 (SUDDEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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