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The protesters were asked to leave “after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers,” she said.



The pandemic has given some businesses a rude awakening about their dependence on China.



In the latest edition of our Confessions series, in which we exchange anonymity for candor, the managing director of one of those businesses explains why its agencies are in rude health.



When they’re citing this statute, or a disorderly conduct statute, what they’re really getting citations for is people being rude to cops in the eyes of a police officer.

So my question is a very rude one, and I ask your forgiveness in advance.

But below the surfaces of many of his films, rude, angry sex simmered; cool, icy blondes were tied up, handcuffed, humiliated.

At another press event earlier this year, she was asked a similar question to the “very rude” one.

Communist-era clerks were famously rude and indifferent, because they had no motive to make people happy.

But if I could live in an economy where everyone had the privilege to be rude rather than the obligation to fake it, I would.

The rude coat-check lady gives you a mask to wear over your face, and then you are sent down some stairs.

Smoking, the angry and fuming king protests, had made our manners as rude as those of the fish-wives of Dieppe.

There appears a rude attempt to picture the mouth cavity and to show those interesting accessories, the teeth.

Many of them however are of rude workmanship and might have been fashioned by some of the tribe unacquainted with pipe-making.

La saison estoit rude, & les vents le plus souvent contraires.

On the upper part of each of these posts was a rude carving of a hideous human face with prominent teeth.


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Related Words

Words related to rude are not direct synonyms, but are associated with the word rude. Browse related words to learn more about word associations.


adjectiveas in exhibiting unkind behavior or words


adjectiveas in presumptuous, arrogant


adjectiveas in arrogant, presumptuous


adjectiveas in clumsy, inelegant


adjectiveas in disobedient or mischievous

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for rude?

Many synonyms of rude suggest a violation of manners or propriety, including
impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, mannerless, unmannerly, and discourteous.

A word that suggests that a person doesn’t know how to interact with others—or doesn’t care how they do—is tactless.

Words that suggest a more active, deliberate rudeness are disrespectful, insolent, and impertinent.

People who are overly blunt or aggressive might be described as brash, brusque, crude, or boorish.

The word uncivil implies that someone is behaving in a way that ignores common courtesy.

A generally rude person might be called a jerk (or worse names).

Rude can also describe something that is crudely made. The word crude can also be used as a synonym of this sense.

What is a more polite word for rude?

A more polite word for rude is, fittingly, impolite. Rude typically has an accusatory and judgmental tone. Along with impolite, synonyms that avoid this are impertinent, uncouth, and discourteous.

How is rude different from mean?

Someone who’s called rude might also be considered meanmalicious toward others. When you behave rudely, you treat others poorly in some way, and that can be seen as mean. But meanness doesn’t necessarily always involve rudeness. There are plenty of ways to be mean outside of violating manners and etiquette, which is what rude usually implies. A person can even be mean while appearing to be polite.

What is another word for a rude awakening?

The phrase rude awakening refers to an instance of being suddenly—rudely—forced to face an unpleasant fact. A similar term is eye-opener.

On this page you'll find 279 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rude, such as: abusive, blunt, boorish, coarse, crude, and ignorant.

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