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 for rude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rude \Rude\, a. [Compar. Ruder; superl. Rudest.] [F., fr. L.
     1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking
        delicacy or refinement; coarse.
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              Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had
              formed.                               --Milton.
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     2. Hence, specifically:
        (a) Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not
            smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material
            things; as, rude workmanship. "Rude was the cloth."
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                  Rude and unpolished stones.       --Bp.
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                  The heaven-born child
                  All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.
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        (b) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil;
            clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of
            persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. "Mine
            ancestors were rude." --Chaucer.
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                  He was but rude in the profession of arms. --Sir
                                                    H. Wotton.
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                  the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
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        (c) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh;
            severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the
            like; as, the rude winter.
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                  [Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock.
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                  The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into
                  foam.                             --Boyle.
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        (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.
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                  Rude am I in my speech.           --Shak.
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                  Unblemished by my rude translation. --Dryden.
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     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. See Impertiment.
          [1913 Webster] -- Rude"ly, adv. -- Rude"ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at
             such an unmannered intrusion" [syn: ill-mannered, bad-
             mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly]
      2: (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace [syn: ill-bred,
         bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish]
      3: lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but
         to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather [syn:
         uncivil, rude] [ant: civil, polite]
      4: (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or
         manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural
         yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales
         of rude cotton" [syn: natural, raw(a), rude(a)]
      5: 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" [syn: crude, primitive,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  289 Moby Thesaurus words for "rude":
     Doric, Gothic, Philistine, angular, approximate, arrested, artless,
     awkward, backward, barbaric, barbarous, bare, baseborn, basic,
     bawdy, below the salt, benighted, biggety, bluff, bold, bookless,
     boorish, bouncing, brash, brassy, brazen, brusque, bumbling,
     cacophonic, cacophonous, callow, cheeky, choked, churlish,
     chutzpadik, clownish, clumsy, coarse, cockney, cocky, common,
     commonplace, contemptuous, crabbed, cracked, crass, croaking,
     croaky, crude, crusty, curt, deceived, derisive, dirty, discordant,
     discourteous, disharmonic, disharmonious, disrespectful, doggerel,
     dry, dysphemistic, earthy, embryonic, empty-headed, facy, filthy,
     flip, flippant, flush, fresh, functionally illiterate, gally,
     gauche, gaudy, graceless, grammarless, gratuitous, green, gross,
     gruff, guttural, hale, hale and hearty, hardy, harsh,
     harsh-sounding, hearty, heathen, hoarse, homely, homespun,
     hoodwinked, humble, husky, ill, ill-bred, ill-educated,
     ill-mannered, illiterate, imperfect, impertinent, impolite,
     imprecise, improper, impudent, impure, in bad taste, in embryo,
     in ovo, in the rough, inaccurate, inaffable, inartistic,
     inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous,
     indelicate, inelegant, inexact, inexpert, infelicitous, inharmonic,
     inharmonious, insolent, insulting, intrusive, inurbane,
     know-nothing, led astray, lewd, loud, loutish, low, lowborn,
     lowbred, lowbrow, lowly, lubricious, lubricous, lumpy, lusty,
     makeshift, malapert, mannerless, mean, meddlesome, meretricious,
     metallic, misinformed, misinstructed, misshapen, mistaught,
     naughty, nervy, nonclerical, nonintellectual, oafish, obscene,
     offensive, ordinary, outlandish, outrageous, oversimple, pagan,
     pert, plain, plebeian, pornographic, primitive, proximate, ragged,
     raucid, raucous, raw, reductionistic, reductive, ribald, robust,
     robustious, robustuous, rough, rough-hewn, roughcast, roughhewn,
     roupy, rudimental, rudimentary, rugged, sassy, saucy, savage,
     shabby-genteel, simple, simplistic, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass,
     smutty, squawking, squawky, stalwart, stertorous, stout, strangled,
     strong, stunted, sturdy, surly, taboo, tactless, tasteless, thick,
     third-estate, throaty, tinny, unaccommodating, unblown, unbooked,
     unbookish, unbooklearned, unbriefed, uncalled-for, unceremonious,
     uncivil, uncivilized, uncomplaisant, unconversant, uncourteous,
     uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut,
     underdeveloped, undeveloped, undignified, undressed, unedified,
     uneducated, unerudite, uneuphonious, unfashioned, unfelicitous,
     unfinished, unformed, ungallant, ungenteel, ungentlemanly,
     ungraceful, ungracious, unguided, unhandsome, unharmonious, unhewn,
     uninstructed, unintellectual, unlabored, unladylike, unlearned,
     unlettered, unlicked, unliterary, unmannered, unmannerly,
     unpolished, unpolite, unpracticed, unprocessed, unread, unrefined,
     unscholarly, unschooled, unseemly, unskilled, unstudious, untaught,
     untreated, untutored, unversed, unworked, unwrought, vigorous,
     vital, vulgar, wild, wise-ass

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. (of a program) Badly written.
      2. Functionally poor, e.g., a program that is very difficult to use because
      of gratuitously poor (random?) design decisions. Oppose cuspy.
      3. 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.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     [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
     [{Jargon File]

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