A week later, the rude engineer got a call from the director of human relations.
Taken out of context, the statement offended small-business owners everywhere—many calling it “insulting” and “rude.”
The Turfers are freakish, passionate, half-baked, dignified, defiant, rude, anarchistic, but they are not Republicans.
“I realized these rude people were encroaching upon my personal life—my own fault, mind you—for opening the door,” he said.
He stayed away from the gym for a while and came back transformed, abrasive and rude when he had once been polite and respectful.
Then he talked of—well, of something else, and I'm afraid that I was rude to him.
Nevertheless, it is a method of rude experiment and selection.
He may be ignorant and rude, as poor, but he is of true nobility.
In rude surgery, they, with their pocket-knives, cut out the flesh around.
The rattling sound of the rude applause was once more heard.
late 13c., "coarse, rough" (of surfaces), from Old French ruide (13c.) or directly from Latin rudis "rough, crude, unlearned," perhaps related to rudus "rubble." Sense of "ill-mannered, uncultured; uneducated, uncultured" is from mid-14c. Rude boy (also rudie, for short) in Jamaican slang is attested from 1967. Figurative phrase rude awakening is attested from 1895.