Definition Of rude


having a startling abruptness.

the war came as a very rude awakening

offensively impolite or ill-mannered.

she had been rude to her boss

roughly made or done; lacking subtlety or sophistication.

a rude coffin

vigorous or hearty.

Isabel had always been in rude health

Example Of rude

  • A rude awakening, however, occurred on July 16th, 1936.

  • a rude coffin

  • A couple, as well as a family of six, were subjected to these rude actions and many onlookers were shocked and disgusted at what they witnessed.

  • A three-year courtship enabled them to paint realistic portraits of one another, lessening the chances of a rude awakening after marriage.

  • A work that details every expression of lack of vigour in the different organs, limbs and brain of the body politic, therefore, paradoxically leaves a general impression of rude health.

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