Student Thesaurus

One entry found for rude.
Entry Word: rude
Function: adjective
Text: 1 hastily or roughly constructed <a rude shelter built from unfinished logs by some forgotten pioneer>
Synonyms artless, clumsy, crude, rough, roughhewn, unrefined
Related Words defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect; imprecise, inexact; inartistic, undressed, unfinished, unpolished, unworked; amateur, amateurish, inexpert, unprofessional, unskilled, unskillful; primitive, rudimentary
Near Antonyms faultless, finished, meticulous, perfected, polished, well-done; adept, adroit, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, neat, practiced (or practised), skillful, workmanlike; artful, artistic, sophisticated; exact, precise
Antonyms refined
2 belonging to or characteristic of an early level of skill or development <rude stone tools> -- see PRIMITIVE 1
3 lacking in refinement or good taste <a comedian who uses a lot of rude language in his nightclub act> -- see COARSE 2
4 not civilized <missionaries who believed that it was their duty to convert the rude peoples of the world> -- see SAVAGE 1
5 showing a lack of manners or consideration for others <it's rude to call someone "ugly"> -- see IMPOLITE