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  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.'' 




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