Meaning of “rude” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ruːd/

B1 behaving in a way that is not polite and upsets people:

a rude remark
He complained that a member of staff had been rude to him.
[ + to do sth ] It would be rude to leave without saying goodbye.

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Rude words or jokes relate to sex or going to the toilet.

rudely adverb
rudeness noun [ U ]

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(Definition of “rude” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)