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.
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.
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.
Adj.1.rude - socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion"
2.rude - (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
3.rude - lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
Synonyms: uncivil
4.rude - (used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
Synonyms: raw, natural
5.rude - belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains"
Synonyms: primitive, crude
rude - [WPI] 1. Badly written or functionally poor, e.g. a program that is very difficult to use because of gratuitously poor design decisions. Opposite: cuspy.

2. Anything that manipulates a shared resource without regard for its other users in such a way as to cause a (non-fatal) problem. Examples: programs that change tty modes without resetting them on exit, or windowing programs that keep forcing themselves to the top of the window stack. Compare all-elbows.
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