from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not rude; polished; cultivated. Excessively rude.
  • Cruel; monstrous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not rude; polished.
  • adjective Obs. & R. Excessively rude.

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  • adjective Not rude.


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un- +‎ rude


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  • Tune in again next Sunday, every Sunday, at noon Eastern, for the last word in Sunday talk -- very unrude talk, as well.

    CNN Transcript Apr 7, 2002 2002

  • "Serve the king!" they may serve the cobbler well enough, some of 'em, for any courtesy they have, I wisse; they have need o 'mending: unrude people they are, your courtiers; here was thrust upon thrust indeed: was it ever so hard to get in before, trow?

    In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) 1902

  • Ich þe ondswerie. ha lihteð hwer se ha eau {er} kimeð wið a þusent deoflen. ⁊ euch an bereð a gret boc al of sunnen iwriten wið swarte smeale  {70} leattres. ⁊ an unrude raketehe gled {} read of fure. forte binden ⁊ to drahen in to in {} warde helle. hwuch se he mei preoouin þurh his boc þ̵ is on euch sunne enbre [f.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts Joseph Hall


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