Part of speech:
Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
Not cultured or cultivated:
Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
Unpleasant or annoying:
Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
Marked by inferiority to an expected standard of familiarity with language and literature:
Hard to read or make out because cramped or irregular
Rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating
Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
Noisy and unruly; rowdy
Money-grubbing; blatantly materialistic
Being in opposition; opposed:
Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:
Boisterous, disorderly, or given to violence:
Lacking grace, esp. social grace; awkward; tactless
Exclusive of deductions; total:
Not smooth and shiny:
Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
Lacking refinement or culture; coarse:
Clumsy or cumbersome.
(Archaic) Fantastic and queer; grotesque
Having the nature of or characteristic of a rowdy; rough, quarrelsome, etc.
Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
Of or characteristic of a brute.
Showing or resulting from a lack of normal intelligence; foolish; irrational
Lacking propriety or decorum.
Acquired without being taught; natural
Careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.; untidy; slipshod
Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
Not expert; unskilled.
Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
Moving heavily, clumsily, or noisily
Beneficial to the environment or less harmful to the environment than others:
Morally offensive; obscene
Characterized by coarse or vulgar joking or mocking; esp., dealing with sex in a humorously earthy or direct way
Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain:
Having no special designation, status, or rank:
(Archaic) Of foreign origin; not native.
Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
Having no beard.
Not called for or required
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Tending to tell others what to do in an presumptuous manner.
Lacking in refinement or good taste; vulgar; crude
Not polite; discourteous.
Not courteous; impolite; rude; ill-mannered
Showing resentment and ill humor by morose, unsociable withdrawal
Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous:
(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Rough or surly in manner or speech; brusquely rude
Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt
Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions:
Not having or showing tact
Terse or condensed:
Appearing to pass quickly:
Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
Lacking social grace or graciousness; rude.
Fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
Not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit
Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy:
Characterized by improper or wrongful use:
Making a sound or sounds of great intensity
Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
Bright and vivid; rich
Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold.
Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
Inexperienced or untrained:
Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring:
Not embarrassed or disconcerted under ordinarily embarrassing or trying circumstances
Using or characterized by severe, sharp, or harshly critical language
(Archaic) Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Not showing proper respect or manners; insolent; impudent
Disagreeable to the senses:
Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
(Obs.) Glib; talkative
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward:
Expressing or marked by sarcasm.
Being beyond all reason; extravagant or immoderate:
Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
(comparative more swaggering, superlative most swaggering)
Having no physical feeling or sensation; insentient.
(Archaic) Characterized by indecent or abusive language; coarse; vulgar
Not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
Extremely ruthless or cruel.
Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
Arrogantly impudent; brazen.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
(Archaic) Motivated by the desire to help others.
(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)
Meddling or inclined to meddle; interfering
Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
Lively and spirited; jaunty.
(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
Impudent, insolent, etc.
Loud and blaring
Inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.
Rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined
Having or characterized by storms
Of or like a barbarian
Humorously coarse; lewd or risqué:
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature:
Not in harmony; dissonant; clashing
Hearty or uninhibited; natural:
Extremely powerful or destructive:
Made of a homespun fabric:
Having or showing bad manners; rude; impolite
Showing no clemency; unmerciful.
Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
Not urbane; crude; unpolished
Critical of what is generally accepted or respected; satirical:
Showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, esp. in an offensive way; lascivious
That will do for a while as a substitute
Relating to or concerning nature:
Offensive to accepted standards of decency.
Tending to excite lust; lascivious; lewd
Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.
Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
Soiled with smut
Tending to suggest something considered improper or indecent; risqué
Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
Full of or characterized by tumult; wild and noisy; uproarious
Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering:
Not ceremonious; informal:
Not brought to an end; incomplete:
Not skilled or versed in a specified discipline.
Lacking good manners; rude.
Unpleasant or offensive, esp. so as to seem immoral
Savage violence or cruelty:
Haughty and contemptuous rudeness; insulting and humiliating treatment or language
(Rare) Anything serving as a filler
The quality of being offensively bold.
The quality or condition of being uncivil.
(Med.) Damage or injury to tissues or organs of the body
Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
Of the ancient Philistines or their culture
Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.
Harsh and inharmonious in sound; discordant.
Not harmonic; discordant.
Not harmonious; discordant, in conflict, etc.
Sounding harsh to the ear; dissonant.
Ill-mannered; vulgar; crude; coarse
Poorly brought up; ill-bred.
Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
Full of contempt; scornful; disdainful
Smelling of or suggesting the sea
- 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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