Unrude Un*rude", a. [Pref. un- + rude. In sense 2 un- is intensive.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not rude; polished. --Herrick. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessively rude. [Obs. & R.] ``See how the unrude rascal backbites him.'' --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • unrude — adjective Not rude. Manners knows distance, and a man unrude / Would soon recoil, and not intrude / His stomach to a second meal. mdash; Robert Herrick. Syn: polite …   Wiktionary

  • unrude — adj.; unrudely, adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • unrude — un·rude …   English syllables

  • unrude — “+ adjective Etymology: Middle English, alteration (probably influenced by rude) of unride rough, violent, from Old English ungerȳde, from un (I) + gerȳde prepared, easy, from ge (perfective prefix) + rȳde, of unknown origin …   Useful english dictionary

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