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Rude appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nurse, rude corpses’ procedures run.
  • Tides reverse it: I nab rude liver spots; ’til it stops, reviled urbanities reversed it.
  • "Shahs sun a rude tag: it’s a candy-ass tactic, illicit cats," say DNA-castigated Uranus shahs.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective rude:

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Definition of the adjective rude

What does rude mean as an attribute of a noun?

Rude is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: ruder | rudest

  1. socially incorrect in behavior
  2. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
  3. lacking civility or good manners
    • synonym of rude: uncivil
    • attribute: civility = formal or perfunctory politeness
  4. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    • example: bales of rude cotton
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of rude: natural / raw
    • similar: unprocessed
  5. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
    • example: the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
    • synonyms of rude: crude / primitive
    • similar: early

Alternative definition of the adjective rude


  1. Bad mannered.
  2. Obscene, pornographic, offensive.
  3. Tough, robust.
  4. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
  5. Hearty, vigorous; [found particularly in the phrase rude health].


Rude a.k.a. Rüde is a village and a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Since 1 March 2013, it is part of the municipality Mittelangeln.


  1. Rude is a fictional character in the 2005 animated film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
  2. Rude is a fictional character from the 1995 film Rude.

There are other characters with in their name, like Rude Dog and Rude Kid.


  1. "Rude" is the debut single by Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! from their debut studio album, Don't Kill the Magic. Released on October 10, 2013 by Sony Music Entertainment, "Rude" peaked at number six on the Canadian Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. The song was featured in a 2014 Nestea commercial in the Philippines.
  2. "Rude" is a 2013 single by Magic!.
    • artist: Magic!
    • released on
    • award: - Teen Choice Award for Choice Single: Group nomination for Magic!
  3. "RUDE" is a musical album by Ann Lewis released in 1990.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  4. Rude is an award-nominated music video.
    • award: - World Music Award for World’s Best Video nomination for Magic!


  1. "Rude" is a 1995 Canadian crime film directed by Clement Virgo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Rude" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (24 years ago)


Rude Magazine was a Canadian magazine published in London, Ontario, Canada in 1978. It was published by Joe Thomas, Mike Bidner and Roy Berger. It ran for two issues printing work by Gerard Pas, Mike Hannay, Orlo Miller and many other local writers and artists.

Phrases with Rude

  1. Rude Awakening
  2. How Rude
  3. Piper Rude
  4. Hydnum Rude
  5. Natada Rude
  6. Sorgum Rude
  7. Grapsus Rude
  8. Panicum rude
  9. Radulum Rude
  10. Sorghum Rude
  11. Loxonema Rude
  12. Bembidion rude
  13. Cerithium Rude
  14. Ganoderma Rude
  15. Isognomon Rude
  16. Limacodes Rude
  17. Lophidium Rude
  18. Nemastoma Rude
  19. Scindalma Rude
  20. Septonema Rude

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rude

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Rude is an adjective. Ruder is an adjective. Rudest is an adjective.

Google previewSadie Mae Baird...Love Is (2008)

by Carolyn Arkison

The word rude means to be impolite and of course, we all have been impolite for one reason or another at one point in our life or another. However, as we grow and mature, we also slowly learn that genuine love has no desire whatsoever to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Numeral Words, by which All Difficulty in the Remembrance of Figures is Removed (1829)

With an Explanation of the Plan by William Henry Crook (LL.D.)

Rude age. Radius. 0r dew; Orifice. Reeded. Refugee. Reds. Our fox. Rude beau. Roofed. Ridge. Reeds. Are few. Your face. Reefed. Redug. Rides. Road we. Reducest. Read an ode. Or dig. Rods. Ready woe. Ride best. Rude idea. Our doge.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

RUDE. adj. [rede, Saxon; rudis, Latin.j 1. Untaught; barbarous; savage.—Nor is there any nation in the world now accounted civil, but, within the memory of books, were utterly rude and barbarous. Wilkins. 2. Rough; coarse of manners; uncivil; ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1788)

by William Perry

· S, rude. -Anglois, us, custom, less, ascension.

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

Rude, adj.

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Rude, unmannerly, inclement. Rood, the cross with its effigy. Rude (1 syl.) ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

by John Jamieson

rude, reod, Alem. ruod. Rude, s. 1. Redness. Douglas. 2 .

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... Abriged from the 4. Ed (1818)

by John Jamieson

Rude, s. 1. Redness. Douglas. 2. Those parts of the face, which in youth and health have a ruddy colour, S.B. Chr. Kirk. A. S. ruda, rubor, vultus. To RUDDY, v. n. To make a loud reiterated noise, S.B. Isl. laid, a storm ; force in general. RUDE ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

ass rude slang to praise someone more than is reasonable ♢ / usually have to kiss ass just to get these ...

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Quotes about Rude

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils. (Margaret Cavendish)
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Scrabble value of R1U1D2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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