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adjective rude pronunciation in British English /ruːd/
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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.

    1. a.
      a rude word/joke/gesture:

      He knows a few rude words in Italian.

  2. 3
    old-fashioned made or designed in a simple way

    a rude wooden bench

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I can’t remember what I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted!


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