Rude synonyms

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Harsh; severe:
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Awkward or clumsy; ungraceful.
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Not cultured or cultivated:
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Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
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Objectionable, unpleasant (of a thing); repellant, offensive. [from 16th c.]
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Having or showing ill will; unfriendly; antagonistic
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Not elegant or well-planned, lacking tact or subtlety
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Having or showing limited knowledge, experience, or culture, esp. in some particular field
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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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Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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The definition of crass is something that is crude, insensitive and unrefined.
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(Colloquial, nonstandard) Not graceful; lacking grace.
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Having ill temper; being in a bad mood.
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The definition of abusive is something that is improperly used or someone that causes harm.
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Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
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Disrespect is defined as rudeness or a lack of courtesy.
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(Med.) Damage or injury to tissues or organs of the body
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A rude remark or behaviour.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
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Dull; uninteresting
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The opposite of harmonious; lacking harmony.
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(Mathematics, archaic) Skewed, not plane.
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Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.
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Indecent or obscene
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Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
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Not smooth and shiny:
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Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive:
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Rugged is defined as durable or sturdy, or a rough terrain or landscape.
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Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
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(man) Tall and heavily built.
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Resembling a lout.
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Odd and funny; ludicrous
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The definition of rowdy is noisy and disorderly.
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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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The definition of stupid is a person with less than normal intelligence or a boring situation.
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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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Not elegant; not exhibiting neatness, refinement, or precision.
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The definition of gawky is awkward or clumsy.
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Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
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Not enlightened; ignorant in general or of some particular fact.
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Hard to read or make out because cramped or irregular
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(Archaic, literary) Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful.
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Tending to tell others what to do in an presumptuous manner.
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Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.
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Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
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Clumsy or cumbersome.
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Characteristic of, or resembling an oaf; stupid
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(Of animals) of bad breed
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Lacking knowledge (in a particular area or matter)
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Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech
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(Of a man) Courteous, polite, refined, and suave.
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Characterized by violent motion; turbulent:
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Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen
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Not having normal emotional feelings; cold; tactless; undiplomatic
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Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
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Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering:
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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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Untidy, as in dress or appearance.
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Not expert; unskilled.
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Boorish
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Not educated.
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Morally offensive; obscene
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The definition of ribald is something that references sexual matters in a bawdy or humorous way.
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The definition of homely is looking plain or unattractive.
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Having no special designation, status, or rank:
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Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
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Not polite; discourteous.
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Exhibiting no courtesy; rude.
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Hoarse; harsh:
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Lacking or exhibiting a lack of tact; bluntly inconsiderate or indiscreet.
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Growling, having a snarl.
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Lacking social grace or graciousness; rude.
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Not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect
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Not polite
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(Informal) Saucy; impudent; insolent
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Very similar; closely resembling:
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound
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The definition of green is having the color between blue and yellow on the color spectrum or being good for the environment.
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The definition of inappropriate is someone or something that is not within the bounds of what is considered appropriate or socially acceptable.
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Unbearded (not having a beard or other facial hair)
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Using power or authority without proper consideration for the feelings or rights of others.
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Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
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The definition of sour is something with an acidic taste, or someone who is resentful or angry.
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Not polite
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Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
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Offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc.
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Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
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Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
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Recently finished; fresh:
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Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.
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Not showing due respect; impertinent; bold-faced
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High-spirited, lively, or cheerful:
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Not concealed or disguised; obvious:
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Using or characterized by severe, sharp, or harshly critical language
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(Now Rare) Arrogantly contemptuous; overbearing
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Not pertinent or suitable
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The definition of offensive is something likely to invoke feelings of hurt, anger, disgust, disapproval or revulsion, or is something associated with an aggressive attack.
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The definition of naughty is someone or something badly behaved, wicked or not in keeping with moral and social standards.
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Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
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Showing disrespect through a casual attitude, levity, and a lack of due seriousness; pert.
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Going beyond what is right or proper because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.
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(Of a person) Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.
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Marked by defiance; boldly resisting.
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Having the nature of, involving, or doing great injury or wrong
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Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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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 polite
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(Of a person) given to vulgar verbal abuse; foul-mouthed
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Not to one's taste; unpleasant; offensive
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Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
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Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
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The definition of hard is firm to the touch or difficult to do or done with great force.
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(US) Having nerve; bold; 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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(Obs.) Ready to serve; obliging
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The definition of intrusive is someone or something that invades personal space, that becomes too involved or that comes too close without being invited.
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Meddling or inclined to meddle; interfering
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Having or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant.
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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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(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
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(Informal) Haughty; snobbish
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Loud and blaring
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Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing:
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(Figuratively, of a person or behavi) Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh.
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(Simile) Very bold; very brave.
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Very forceful:
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Characterized by violent emotions, passions, speech, or actions:
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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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Educated, polished, and refined; cultivated.
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The definition of suave is someone smooth, confident and charming, usually describing a man.
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The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
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Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
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Having or showing good manners; well-behaved; polite; courteous
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Characterized by simplicity or crudity; unsophisticated:
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(Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
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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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Cruel; barbarous
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(Of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
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Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring:
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The definition of brusque is being abrupt in speech or how you act with someone.
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The definition of callow is someone or something immature.
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Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable.
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The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
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Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque
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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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Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
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Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
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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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Lacking mercy or leniency; harsh
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Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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Lacking or exhibiting a lack of reverence; disrespectful.
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That jars (clashes or disagrees); incongruous, conflictful.
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(Obs.) Unlearned; ignorant
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Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute:
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That exists and evolved within the confines of an ecosystem.
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The definition of obscene is offensive, indecent or disgusting.
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Characterized by shameful or inordinate sexual arousal or extraordinary sexual urges. See also obscene.
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Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
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Extreme in strength or degree:
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Relating to scatology, the usage of obscenities.
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Soiled with smut; blackened, dirty.
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Tending to suggest; evocative:
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Free of superfluous words; concise in a polished, smooth way; succinct
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Very loud; noisy:
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Not ceremonious; informal:
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Discourteous; 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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Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.
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(Rare) Anything serving as a filler
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Impudent speech or behavior
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A lack of courtesy or politeness; rudeness
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Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language.
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Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality:
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Elegant; refined
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Without impurities.
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Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates:
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Full of or characterized by respect; showing deference or dutiful regard
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Mild, gentle, forgiving
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Having a fine texture:
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Occurring or developing slowly or by small increments:
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Hostile to or lacking in appreciation for art or culture, or having no understanding of them
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Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.
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Boorish
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Provincial; unsophisticated:
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Somber; dull
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Gloomy and threatening
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Marked by keenness and accuracy of perception:
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The definition of short is something that is not long, that measures a minimal distance from one end to the other, or that does not last for a long time.
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Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
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Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
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Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
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Showing much wear; ragged; threadbare
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Not polite
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The definition of loud is having a high volume or intensity.
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Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
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Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
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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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Not musical: lacking in musical ability.
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Not civilized
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Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound
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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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Coarse; vulgar.
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Poorly brought up; ill-bred.
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Sufficiently observing or befitting accepted social usages; polite:
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.
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Of, tasting of, or containing salt
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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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