(d) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
(e) Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in
mode of treatment; said of literature, language, style, and the like. "The rude Irish books." Spenser.
Rude am I in my speech.Shak.
Unblemished by my rude translation.Dryden.
Syn. Impertinent; rough; uneven; shapeless; unfashioned; rugged; artless; unpolished; uncouth; inelegant; rustic; coarse; vulgar; clownish; raw; unskillful; untaught; illiterate; ignorant; uncivil; impolite; saucy; impudent; insolent; surly; currish; churlish; brutal; uncivilized; barbarous; savage; violent; fierce; tumultuous; turbulent; impetuous; boisterous; harsh; inclement; severe.
Rude"ly adv. Rude"ness, n.
(Ru"den*ture) n. [F., fr. L. rudens a rope.] (Arch.) Cabling. See Cabling. gwilt.
(Ru"de*ra*ry) a. [L. ruderarius, fr. rudus, ruderis, stones crushed and mixed with lime, old
rubbish.] Of or pertaining to rubbish.. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Rudes"by) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] An uncivil, turbulent fellow. [Obs.] Shak.
(Rü"des*heim`er) n. A German wine made near Rüdesheim, on the Rhine.
(Ru"di*ment) n. [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See
1. That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an
but I will bring thee where thou soon shalt quitMilton.
Those rudiments, and see before thine eyes
of the earth.
the single leaf is the rudiment of beauty in landscape.I. Taylor.
2. Hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step.
This boy is forest-born,Shak.
And hath been tutored in the rudiments
of many desperate studies.
There he shall first lay down the rudimentsMilton.
Of his great warfare.
3. (Biol.) An imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed.
(Ru"di*ment), v. t. To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments. Gayton.
(Ru`di*men"tal) a. Rudimentary. Addison.
(Ru`di*men"ta*ry) a. [Cf. F. rudimentaire.]
1. Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.
2. (Biol.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.
(Rud"ish) a. Somewhat rude. Foote.
(Ru*dis"tes) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. rudis rough.] (Paleon.) An extinct order or suborder of bivalve
mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous period; called also Rudista. See Illust. under Hippurite.
(Ru"di*ty) n. [L. ruditas ignorance, fr. rudis rude, illiterate.] Rudeness; ignorance. [R.]