Rude

Definition of Rude

a.1.Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed.
- Milton.
2.Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; - said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
Rude and unpolished stones.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
The heaven-born child
All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.
- Milton.
3.Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; - said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
He was but rude in the profession of arms.
- Sir H. Wotton.
the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
- Gray.
4.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.
5.Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; - said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
Rude am I in my speech.
- Shak.
Unblemished by my rude translation.
- Dryden.

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