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División en sílabas: rude
Pronunciación: /ro͞od

Definición de rude en inglés:


1Offensively impolite or ill-mannered: she had been rude to her boss [with infinitive]: it’s rude to ask a lady her age
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is such short notice and it is awfully rude of me to inform you of this just now.
  • I have also learned from other patients that it was not the first time the receptionist had been rude to patients.
  • Noise, drunkenness, bad manners, rude and discourteous conduct and reckless driving will all raise their ugly heads, whatever we do.
1.1Referring to a taboo subject such as sex in a way considered improper and offensive: he made a rude gesture
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Advertisers of pornographic content are prohibited from using rude words in the subject line of sexually explicit images.
  • A couple, as well as a family of six, were subjected to these rude actions and many onlookers were shocked and disgusted at what they witnessed.
  • I was once on a crowded Muni bus, wherein someone made a loud, rude, and embarrassing sound.
informal blue
euphemistic adult
1.2 [attributive] Having a startling abruptness: the war came as a very rude awakening
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But the dream, like all others, became harsh reality with a rude awakening.
  • For many it will be a rude awakening and emphasise the need for a radical rethink before soccer's loss is another gain for a different form of sport, or worse still the sedentary armchair variety.
  • It has been a singularly rude awakening for France and the country has embarked on a deep, soul-searching, introspection on how things could have gone so horribly wrong.
abrupt, sudden, sharp, startling;
unpleasant, nasty, harsh
2Roughly made or done; lacking subtlety or sophistication: a rude coffin
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  • Mehmet steals a truck and sets out on the road with Berzan's rude coffin in the back.
  • He seemed rude and rough like a devil on the outside, but I guess he was a real angel in the inside.
2.1 archaic Ignorant and uneducated: the new religion was first promulgated by rude men
3 [attributive] chiefly British Vigorous or hearty: Isabel had always been in rude health
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  • It wasn't long before I caught a salmon - a fat fresh hen fish of about seven kilos, in such rude health that it took me the best part of half an hour to get it to the bank.
  • A work that details every expression of lack of vigour in the different organs, limbs and brain of the body politic, therefore, paradoxically leaves a general impression of rude health.
  • The horse has bounced back to rude health lately, winning at Ayr and Pontefract in the style of a rejuvenated character.


Middle English (sense 2, also 'uncultured'): from Old French, from Latin rudis 'unwrought' (referring to handicraft), figuratively 'uncultivated'; related to rudus 'broken stone'.



Example sentences
  • A christening was rudely interrupted when some unwelcome guests turned up at the car park of a Hampshire church.
  • Angry and embarrassed that we had been asked so rudely to move to the other side of our beach we decided to leave Anse Cochon.
  • Most of the autorickshaw drivers are doing their duty with utmost care, but some of them behave rudely.


Example sentences
  • The girls have a directness that borders on rudery.
  • York loves rudery and ruddy humour, shows best enjoyed by stags and hens on a night's curry and booze.
  • She told them in no uncertain terms that she'd never seen such downright ignorance and rudery.

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