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adjective rude pronunciation in American English /rud/
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  1. 1
    not polite
    I don’t want to seem rude, but I’d rather be alone.
    it is rude to do something: It’s rude to keep people waiting.
    downright rude (=extremely rude): The way she stared was downright rude.
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    1. a.
      a rude word/joke/gesture: He knows a few rude words in Italian.
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  2. 3
    old-fashioned made or designed in a simple way
    a rude wooden bench
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What was I saying before I was so rudely interrupted?
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noun [uncountable]


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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