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

Connecticut schools have been fitting yellow intruder alarms next to fire alarms in their corridors and dining halls.

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Some of the jokes were rude, others corny, and some a tad funny.

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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

His colleagues listened politely to his harangue but ignored him.

My fingertips at this point were being sliced to the bone on the cheesewire strings but with usual English politeness i ploughed on now wanting fiona to hurray up.

I stood in the doorway for a moment, gathering my energy for polite chitchat.

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