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rude


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rude  \Rude\,  a.  [Compar.  {Ruder};  superl.  {Rudest}.]  [F.,  fr  L. 
  rudis.] 
  1.  Characterized  by  roughness;  umpolished;  raw;  lacking 
  delicacy  or  refinement;  coarse. 
 
  Such  gardening  tools  as  art,  yet  rude,  .  .  .  had 
  formed.  --Milton. 
 
  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.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Rude  and  unpolished  stones.  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  The  heaven-born  child  All  meanly  wrapt  in  the 
  rude  manger  lies.  --Milton. 
  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.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rude 
  adj  1:  socially  incorrect  in  behavior;  "resentment  flared  at  such 
  an  unmannered  intrusion"  [syn:  {ill-mannered},  {unmannered}, 
  {unmannerly}] 
  2:  (of  persons)  lacking  in  refinement  or  grace  [syn:  {ill-bred}, 
  {bounderish},  {lowbred},  {underbred},  {yokelish}] 
  3:  lacking  civility  or  good  manners;  "want  nothing  from  you  but 
  to  get  away  from  your  uncivil  tongue"-  Willa  Cather  [syn: 
  {uncivil}]  [ant:  {civil}] 
  4:  (used  especially  of  commodities)  in  the  natural  unprocessed 
  condition;  "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  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  rude  [WPI]  adj  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.  Compare  {all-elbows}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  rude 
 
  [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 
  {all-elbows}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-10-27) 
 
 




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