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rude

[ rood ]
/ rud /
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adjective, rud·er, rud·est.
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Origin of rude

1300–50; Middle English rude, ruide (<Old French ) <Latin rudis

synonym study for rude

1, 3. See boorish. 6. See raw.

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Other definitions for rude (2 of 2)

Rude
[ ryd ]
/ rüd /

noun
Fran·çois [frahn-swa], /frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1784–1855, French sculptor.
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British Dictionary definitions for rude

rude
/ (ruːd) /

adjective

Derived forms of rude

rudely, adverbrudeness or informal rudery, noun

Word Origin for rude

C14: via Old French from Latin rudis coarse, unformed
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