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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a manner that is rude and insulting;
[syn: discourtesy, rudeness]

2. a wild or unrefined state;
[syn: crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rude \Rude\, a. [Compar. Ruder; superl. Rudest.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Rude and unpolished stones. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster] The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. --Milton. [1913 Webster] (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." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He was but rude in the profession of arms. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. --Gray. [1913 Webster] (c) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter. [1913 Webster] [Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into foam. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] (d) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies. (e) Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; -- said of literature, language, style, and the like. "The rude Irish books." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Rude am I in my speech. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Unblemished by my rude translation. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Impertinent; rough; uneven; shapeless; unfashioned; rugged; artless; unpolished; uncouth; inelegant; rustic; coarse; vulgar; clownish; raw; unskillful; untaught; illiterate; ignorant; uncivil; impolite; saucy; impudent; insolent; surly; currish; churlish; brutal; uncivilized; barbarous; savage; violent; fierce; tumultuous; turbulent; impetuous; boisterous; harsh; inclement; severe. See Impertiment. [1913 Webster] -- Rude"ly, adv. -- Rude"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rudeness n 1: a manner that is rude and insulting [syn: discourtesy, rudeness] [ant: courtesy, good manners] 2: a wild or unrefined state [syn: crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "rudeness": Gothicism, bad manners, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, bombasticness, brashness, brassiness, brazenfacedness, brazenness, cacology, cacophony, caddishness, callowness, cheekiness, clumsiness, coarseness, cockiness, contempt, cracked voice, crassness, crudeness, crudity, cumbrousness, derision, discord, discourteousness, discourtesy, disrespectfulness, dryness, dysphemism, earthiness, face of brass, flippancy, freshness, gaudiness, gracelessness, greenness, gross behavior, grossness, gruffness, gutturalism, gutturality, gutturalness, harshness, heaviness, hoarseness, huskiness, ill breeding, ill manners, ill-balanced sentences, immatureness, immaturity, impertinence, impoliteness, impropriety, impudence, impurity, incivility, inconcinnity, inconsiderateness, incorrectness, indecorousness, inelegance, inelegancy, infelicity, insensitivity, inurbanity, lack of finish, lack of polish, leadenness, loudness, loutishness, mannerlessness, meretriciousness, nondevelopment, obscenity, offensiveness, oversimplicity, oversimplification, pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, raspiness, raucity, rawness, reductionism, ribaldry, ridicule, roughness, scrapiness, scratchiness, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, simplism, slipshod construction, stertorousness, stiltedness, tactlessness, tastelessness, the rough, thickness, throatiness, turgidity, ugliness, uncourtliness, uncouthness, uncultivation, undevelopment, uneuphoniousness, unfinish, unfinishedness, unfledgedness, ungallantness, ungentlemanliness, ungracefulness, ungraciousness, unmannerliness, unpoliteness, unrefinement, unripeness, unseemliness, unsolicitousness, unwieldiness, vulgarism, vulgarity
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RUDENESS, crim. law. An impolite action; contrary to the usual rules observed in society, committed by one person against another. 2. This is a relative term which it is difficult to define: those acts which one friend might do to another, could not be justified by persons altogether unacquainted persons moving in polished society could not be permitted to do to each other, what boatmen, hostlers, and such persons might perhaps justify. 2 Hagg. Eccl. R. 73. An act done by a gentleman towards a lady might be considered rudeness, which, if done by one gentleman to another might not be looked upon in that light. Russ. & Ry. 130. 3. A person who touches another with rudeness is guilty of a battery. (q.v.)