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Standard Definition

[adj] socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
[adj] lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
[adj] belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
[adj] (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace


bounderish - (3 syllables), crude - (1 syllables), early - (2 syllables), ill-bred - (2 syllables), ill-mannered - (3 syllables), impolite - (3 syllables), lowbred - (1 syllables), primitive - (3 syllables), uncivil - (3 syllables), underbred - (3 syllables), unmannered - (3 syllables), unmannerly - (4 syllables), unrefined - (3 syllables), yokelish - (3 syllables)


civil, polite

Misc. Definitions

\Rude\, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.]
1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. --Milton.
2. Hence, specifically: (a) Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship. ``Rude was the cloth.'' --Chaucer. Rude and unpolished stones. --Bp. Stillingfleet. The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. --Milton. (b) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. ``Mine ancestors were rude.''