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Synonyms for rude
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly(adj)

    socially incorrect in behavior

    "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"

    Synonyms:
    uncivil, yokelish, unmannered, unmannerly, lowbred, natural, underbred, raw(a), ill-mannered, primitive, ill-bred, rude(a), crude, bad-mannered, bounderish

    Antonyms:
    later(a), refined, polite, processed, late

  2. ill-bred, bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish(adj)

    (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

    Synonyms:
    uncivil, yokelish, unmannered, unmannerly, lowbred, natural, raw(a), primitive, ill-mannered, ill-bred, underbred, rude(a), crude, bad-mannered, bounderish

    Antonyms:
    processed, late, polite, refined, later(a)

  3. uncivil, rude(adj)

    lacking civility or good manners

    "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather

    Synonyms:
    uncivil, yokelish, unmannered, unmannerly, lowbred, natural, underbred, raw(a), ill-mannered, primitive, ill-bred, rude(a), crude, bad-mannered, bounderish

    Antonyms:
    polite, processed, late, later(a), refined

  4. natural, raw(a), rude(a)(adj)

    (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

    "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"

    Antonyms:
    refined, polite, processed, late, later(a)

  5. crude, primitive, rude(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"

    Synonyms:
    bad-mannered, ill-bred, rough, yokelish, primitive, unrefined, crude(a), underbred, rude(a), vulgar, bounderish, archaic, gross, raw, lowbred, naive, stark(a), earthy, crude, unprocessed, blunt, ill-mannered, unmannered, raw(a), unmannerly, natural, uncivil

    Antonyms:
    refined, later(a), processed, polite, late

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rude

    Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cruel, inhuman, merciless, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

Editors Contribution

  1. honestrude

    1. to be honest and rude at the same time.

    its not rude it is the honestrude

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

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How to use rude in a sentence?

  1. Karen Carr:

    They open up an Etsy shop and thought they were doing something fun. Then they got huge tax bill they weren't expecting, we see a lot of people who have gotten a rude awakening in the first year and then clean it up.

  2. Jared Taylor:

    I consider it rude, I don't condone it, but it's obviously not a hate crime.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

  4. Julian Castro:

    Boy, was I in for a rude awakening, she wasn't there for small talk. She was there to learn what I was going to do to make sure more people could stay in their homes.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    You are very rude, and I'm not ever going to call on you, thank you.

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