adjective, rud·er, rud·est.
Origin of rude
Examples from the Web for rudely
When it comes to the outside world that has intruded so rudely on his pet domestic projects, he just.
To keep from falling into the trap of rudely translating my opinions from the old country, I tried to do my homework….
(The precocious student was later to be rudely ejected from Oxford for having contraceptives in his college room).Terry Eagleton’s Book Bag: 5 Favorite Works of Literary Criticism|Terry Eagleton|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This scene was rudely disturbed by the view of petrochemical plants and refineries in the background.
The part before Senator Leahy rudely interrupts her and basically tells her “shut up.”
For Boris looked mightily crestfallen to have his magnificence so rudely dealt with.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
The thumb-screw a being loosened, the compass legs may be rudely adjusted for distance apart, and a is then tightened.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
His wish to make his dbut in an important part was rudely brushed aside.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
It is one single shaft of reddish granite (Sienite), and hieroglyphical characters are rudely sculptured upon it.
He started forward, and grasping her rudely by the wrist, drew her toward him.The Brother Clerks|Xariffa
British Dictionary definitions for rudely
Word Origin for rude
Word Origin and History for rudely (1 of 2)
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.