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

 rudeness
 粗野;無禮;粗陋;未加工

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

 rudeness
      n 1: a manner that is rude and insulting [syn: discourtesy]
           [ant: courtesy]
      2: a wild or unrefined state [syn: crudeness, crudity, primitiveness,
          primitivism]