Antonyms of adj rude

5 senses of rude

Sense 1
ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly -- (socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion")

INDIRECT (VIA impolite) -> polite -- (showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.)

Sense 2
ill-bred, bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish -- ((of persons) lacking in refinement or grace)

INDIRECT (VIA unrefined) -> refined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

Sense 3
uncivil (vs. civil), rude -- (lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather)


Sense 4
natural, raw (prenominal), rude (prenominal) -- ((used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton")

INDIRECT (VIA unprocessed) -> processed -- (prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores")

Sense 5
crude, primitive, rude -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA early) -> late, later -- (at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child")

Similarity of adj rude

5 senses of rude

Sense 1
ill-mannered, bad-mannered, rude, unmannered, unmannerly -- (socially incorrect in behavior; "resentment flared at such an unmannered intrusion")
       => impolite (vs. polite) -- (not polite)

Sense 2
ill-bred, bounderish, lowbred, rude, underbred, yokelish -- ((of persons) lacking in refinement or grace)
       => unrefined (vs. refined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Sense 3
uncivil (vs. civil), rude -- (lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather)

Sense 4
natural, raw (prenominal), rude (prenominal) -- ((used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton")
       => unprocessed (vs. processed) -- (not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities")

Sense 5
crude, primitive, rude -- (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")
       => early (vs. late) -- (being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer")

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