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  Dictionary Definition of rude

rude
adjective, ruder, rudest.

1. discourteous or impolite: a rude reply.
2. without culture, learning, or refinement.
3. rough in manners or behaviour; unmannerly.
4. rough, harsh, or ungentle: rude hands.
5. roughly wrought, built, or formed; of a crude make or kind.
6. unwrought, raw, or crude.
7. harsh to the ear, as sounds.
8. without artistic elegance; of a primitive simplicity.
9. violent or tempestuous, as the waves.
10. robust, sturdy, or vigorous: rude strength.
11. Colloquial inconsiderate; unfair; dismissive: that's a bit rude.
[ME, from L rudis ]
-- rudely, adverb -- rudeness, noun