adjective, rud·er, rud·est.
Origin of rude
Synonyms for rude
Related Words for rudeboorish, insulting, abusive, vulgar, impolite, obscene, ignorant, coarse, surly, crude, intrusive, blunt, violent, unpleasant, harsh, uncivil, abrupt, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous
Examples from the Web for rude
Contemporary Examples of rude
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
December 13, 2014
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.Why Your Waiter Hates You
October 26, 2014
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
October 7, 2014
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
August 5, 2014
Though it would be nice if they could do it without being peppered by a bunch of rude questions from Larry King.Anna Paquin’s Bisexuality for Dummies
August 5, 2014
Historical Examples of rude
The works of Dædalus are described by Pausanias as rude and uncomely in aspect.
He was not rude in words, but oh, so different from the oily people who sold me the things.
Cheppi never was so rude to me again after you frightened him that day.Rico and Wiseli
He was rude to you, too; he never even noticed that you were in the room, after I came.
The village was picturesque, in the variety of its edifices, though all were rude.The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales")
Word Origin 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.