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Definition of rude:

  1. Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; - said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
  2. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
  3. Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; - said of literature, language, style, and the like.
  4. Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; - said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
  5. Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; - said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
  6. Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; - said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.


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