adjective, rud·er, rud·est.
Origin of rude
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But below the surfaces of many of his films, rude, angry sex simmered; cool, icy blondes were tied up, handcuffed, humiliated.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if I could live in an economy where everyone had the privilege to be rude rather than the obligation to fake it, I would.
The rude coat-check lady gives you a mask to wear over your face, and then you are sent down some stairs.Sex, Blood, and Screaming: Blackout’s Dark Frights|Tim Teeman|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apparently, Minaj received a slew of offensive tweets and rude Instagram comments in response to the racy image.Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Lyrics Tease Her Elevator Drama with Jay Z|Amy Zimmerman|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though it would be nice if they could do it without being peppered by a bunch of rude questions from Larry King.
His stores of oatmeal were brought out, kine were slaughtered; and a rude and hasty meal was set before the numerous guests.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
He gave his rude children a noble moral code, the original form of the Decalogue.The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible|R. Heber Newton
"I must first rest a little," he returned, with a sigh of weariness, as he fell back exhausted upon his rude couch.Mildred at Home|Martha Finley
He then bent his eye sternly upon the group of bailiffs, especially upon the rude ruffian, Grimes, whose conduct was so atrocious.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
The crypt is of interest from being mainly built up from the rude early church of the Danish founder.Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2|M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for rude
Word Origin for rude
Word Origin and History for rude
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.