|Origin:||Latin rudis 'raw, rough'|
rude comparative ruder, superlative rudest
speaking or behaving in a way that is not polite and is likely to offend or annoy people [= impolite; ≠ polite]:
a rude remark
I didn't mean to be rude, but I had to leave early.
Why are you so rude to her?
it is rude to do something
It's rude to stare.
rude jokes, words, songs etc are about sex [= dirty American English]
a situation in which you suddenly realize something unpleasant:
If they expect the match to be friendly, they're in for a rude awakening.
4 British English old-fashioned
made in a simple basic way:
a rude wooden hut
We were rudely awakened by the storm.
He answered me very rudely.
—rudeness noun [uncountable]