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Meaning of RUDE

Pronunciation:  rood

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
  2. [adj]  lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
  3. [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"
  4. [adj]  (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
 

RUDE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bounderish, crude, early, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, lowbred, primitive, uncivil, underbred, unmannered, unmannerly, unrefined, yokelish
 
 Antonyms: civil, polite
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rude\, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L.
rudis.]
1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking
   delicacy or refinement; coarse.

         Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had
         formed.                               --Milton.

2. Hence, specifically:
   (a) Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not
       smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material
       things; as, rude workmanship. ``Rude was the cloth.''
       --Chaucer.

             Rude and unpolished stones.       --Bp.
                                               Stillingfleet.

             The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the
             rude manger lies.                 --Milton.
   (b) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil;
       clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of
       persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. ``Mine
       ancestors were rude.''

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

[WPI] 1. Badly written or functionally poor, e.g. a program that is very difficult to use because of gratuitously poor design decisions. Opposite: cuspy.

2. Anything that manipulates a shared resource without regard for its other users in such a way as to cause a (non-fatal) problem. Examples: programs that change tty modes without resetting them on exit, or windowing programs that keep forcing themselves to the top of the window stack. Compare all-elbows.

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