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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rude /ˈrud/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rude a. [Compar. Ruder superl. Rudest.]
 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.”
    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.”
    He was but rude in the profession of arms.   --Sir H. Wotton.
    the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.   --Gray.
 (c) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
    [Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock.   --Milton.
    The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into foam.   --Boyle.
 (d) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies. (e) 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. “The rude Irish books.”
    Rude am I in my speech.   --Shak.
    Unblemished by my rude translation.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Impertinent; rough; uneven; shapeless; unfashioned; rugged; artless; unpolished; uncouth; inelegant; rustic; coarse; vulgar; clownish; raw; unskillful; untaught; illiterate; ignorant; uncivil; impolite; saucy; impudent; insolent; surly; currish; churlish; brutal; uncivilized; barbarous; savage; violent; fierce; tumultuous; turbulent; impetuous; boisterous; harsh; inclement; severe. See Impertiment.
 -- Rude*ly adv. -- Rude*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such
             an unmannered intrusion" [syn: ill-mannered, unmannered,
      2: (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace [syn: ill-bred,
          bounderish, lowbred, underbred, yokelish]
      3: lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but
         to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather [syn:
         uncivil] [ant: civil]
      4: (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed
         condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw
         wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton" [syn: natural,
          raw(a), rude(a)]
      5: 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" [syn: crude, primitive]