rude Definition

  • 1offensively impolite or ill-mannered
  • 2vulgar or obscene

Using rude: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rude" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It's rude to interrupt someone when they're speaking.

  • Example

    He made a rude gesture at the other driver.

  • Example

    She was offended by his rude language.

  • Example

    The waiter was very rude to us.

rude Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with rude

  • to be woken up in an abrupt or unpleasant manner


    I was rudely awoken by the sound of the fire alarm.

  • a sudden and unpleasant realization of the true nature of something


    The company's financial problems gave the employees a rude awakening about the stability of their jobs.

  • in good health or condition


    Despite his age, he's still in rude health and can run a marathon without any trouble.


Summary: rude in Brief

The term 'rude' [ruːd] refers to behavior that is impolite, ill-mannered, or vulgar. It can be exemplified by interrupting someone while they are speaking, making offensive gestures, or using obscene language. Phrases like 'rudely awoken' and 'rude awakening' describe unpleasant experiences, while 'rude health' means being in good health.

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