Rude synonyms

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Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
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Not cultured or cultivated:
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Not kind
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Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
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Gauche; inept:
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Unpleasant or annoying:
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Having ill temper; being in a bad mood.
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Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
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(Of a person) lacking refinement; uncouth
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Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
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Marked by inferiority to an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature:
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Hard to read or make out because cramped or irregular
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Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
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Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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Noisy and unruly; rowdy
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Money-grubbing; blatantly materialistic
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Being in opposition; opposed:
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Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
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Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
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Boisterous, disorderly, or given to violence:
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Lacking grace, esp. social grace; awkward; tactless
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Boorish
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Crudely indecent:
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Exclusive of deductions; total:
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Not smooth and shiny:
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Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
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Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
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Lacking refinement or culture; coarse:
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Clumsy or cumbersome.
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(Colloquial, nonstandard) Not graceful; lacking grace.
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(man) Tall and heavily built.
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Resembling a lout.
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Boorish
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(Archaic) Fantastic and queer; grotesque
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Having the nature of or characteristic of a rowdy; rough, quarrelsome, etc.
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Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
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Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.
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Of or characteristic of a brute.
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Like a circus clown; comical, ridiculous.
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Showing or resulting from a lack of normal intelligence; foolish; irrational
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Lacking training, not having been instructed in something.
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Lacking propriety or decorum.
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Acquired without being taught; natural
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Careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.; untidy; slipshod
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(Of animals) of bad breed
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Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
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Unaware (of)
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Not expert; unskilled.
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Boorish
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Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
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Moving heavily, clumsily, or noisily
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Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others:
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Not educated.
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Morally offensive; obscene
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Characterized by coarse or vulgar joking or mocking; esp., dealing with sex in a humorously earthy or direct way
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Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain:
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Having no special designation, status, or rank:
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(Archaic) Of foreign origin; not native.
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Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
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Having no beard.
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Not called for or required
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Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Tending to tell others what to do in an presumptuous manner.
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Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude
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Boorish
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Provincial; unsophisticated:
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Not polite; discourteous.
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Not courteous; impolite; rude; ill-mannered
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(Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
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Showing resentment and ill humor by morose, unsociable withdrawal
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Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous:
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(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
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Rough or surly in manner or speech; brusquely rude
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Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt
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Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions:
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Not having or showing tact
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Terse or condensed:
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Appearing to pass quickly:
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Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
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Growling, having a snarl.
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Lacking social grace or graciousness; rude.
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Fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
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Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
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Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
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Not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit
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Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy:
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Not polite
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Additional; further
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Characterized by improper or wrongful use:
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Making a sound or sounds of great intensity
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Not polite
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Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
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Bright and vivid; rich
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Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold.
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Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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(US, colloquial, dated) brittle, as wood or vegetables
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Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
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Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
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Inexperienced or untrained:
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Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring:
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(Obsolete) Immodest.
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(Obs.) Clever
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Not embarrassed or disconcerted under ordinarily embarrassing or trying circumstances
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Using or characterized by severe, sharp, or harshly critical language
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(Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
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Not showing proper respect or manners; insolent; impudent
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Disagreeable to the senses:
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Indecent; improper:
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Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
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Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
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(Obs.) Glib; talkative
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Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
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Expressing or marked by sarcasm.
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Being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate:
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Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
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(comparative more swaggering, superlative most swaggering)
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Having no physical feeling or sensation; insentient.
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Not having normal physical feeling
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Not polite
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(Archaic) Characterized by indecent or abusive language; coarse; vulgar
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Not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
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Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
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Extremely ruthless or cruel.
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Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
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Not polite
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Arrogantly impudent; brazen.
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Presumptuous; arrogant.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
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(Archaic) Motivated by the desire to help others.
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(Phonet.) Present or added in speech although not represented originally in spelling or accounted for otherwise etymologically (Ex.: the d added to OE spinel to form spindle)
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Meddling or inclined to meddle; interfering
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Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
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Alternative spelling of bad-tempered.
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Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
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Lively and spirited; jaunty.
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(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
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Impudent, insolent, etc.
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High-class; exclusive.
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Loud and blaring
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Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
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Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
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(Simile) Very bold; very brave.
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Very forceful:
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Having or characterized by storms
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Approximate
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Approximate
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Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.
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Alternative form of rough-hewn.
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Poorly made or done; crude.
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Lacking dexterity in the use of the hands, or of instruments
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Of or like a barbarian
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Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué:
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Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature:
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Not in harmony; dissonant; clashing
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Hearty or uninhibited; natural:
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Extremely powerful or destructive:
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Alternative form of hoydenish.
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Made of a homespun fabric:
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Having or showing bad manners; rude; impolite
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Not done in an artistic style.
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Showing no clemency; unmerciful.
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Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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Not urbane; crude; unpolished
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Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical:
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That jars (clashes or disagrees); incongruous, conflictful.
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Showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, esp. in an offensive way; lascivious
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That will do for a while as a substitute
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Relating to or concerning nature:
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Offensive to accepted standards of decency.
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Tending to excite lust; lascivious; lewd
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Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.
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Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
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Soiled with smut
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Tending to suggest something considered improper or indecent; risqué
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Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
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Full of or characterized by tumult; wild and noisy; uproarious
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Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering:
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Not ceremonious; informal:
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Not brought to an end; incomplete:
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Not ladylike; ill-mannered.
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Not skilled or versed in a specified discipline.
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Lacking good manners; rude.
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Unpleasant or offensive, esp. so as to seem immoral
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Not skilled
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In its native state, before being worked on; especially used of bars of bullion and other metal
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Savage violence or cruelty:
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Haughty and contemptuous rudeness; insulting and humiliating treatment or language
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(Rare) Anything serving as a filler
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The quality of being offensively bold.
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The quality or condition of being uncivil.
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(Med.) Damage or injury to tissues or organs of the body
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Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
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Of the ancient Philistines or their culture
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Dull; uninteresting
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Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.
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The opposite of harmonious; lacking harmony.
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Harsh and inharmonious in sound; discordant.
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Not harmonic; discordant.
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Not harmonious; discordant, in conflict, etc.
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Alternative form of inharmonious.
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Sounding harsh to the ear; dissonant.
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Of or pertaining to having bad manners; impolite.
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Pertaining to or having the characteristics of a bounder; loutish; boorish.
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Ill-mannered; vulgar; crude; coarse
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Poorly brought up; ill-bred.
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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Full of contempt; scornful; disdainful
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Smelling of or suggesting the sea
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Synonym Study

  • Uncivil implies a disregarding of even the most elementary of good manners her uncivil treatment of the waiter
  • Discourteous suggests a lack of dignified consideration for others a discourteous reply
  • Impolite implies merely a failure to observe the forms of polite society it would be impolite to leave so early
  • Boorish now connotes insensitivity and is applied to one who is rude or ill-mannered in a coarse, loud, or overbearing way
  • Ill-mannered suggests ignorance of the amenities of social behavior rather than deliberate rudeness a well-meaning but ill-mannered fellow
  • Rude , in this comparison, implies a deliberate lack of consideration for others' feelings and connotes, especially, insolence, impudence, etc. it was rude of you to ignore your uncle
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