rude vs polite

rude

Definitions

adjective

  1. lacking civility or good manners
  2. socially incorrect in behavior
  3. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
  4. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
  5. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace

Examples

A single incident suggests a great deal about Hennepinhis prudery, his belligerence, his sensitivity.

The mighty Dragon sneers at the prudent and penny-pinching.

It was a simple rectangle of crudely mounded basalt rocks, a distinctive arrangement reminiscent of the way Samoans and other Polynesians marked their dead in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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polite

Definitions

adjective

  1. not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
  2. marked by refinement in taste and manners
  3. showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

Examples

Yeah, the adverb problem has bitten me in impolite places a hundred times and they’re usually the first to go when the story gets passed around my friends.

He doesn't mean any of us impoliteness, but he needs a bit longer to warm to us.

His colleagues listened politely to his harangue but ignored him.

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