[ US /ˈɹudnəs/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈuːdnəs/ ]
  1. a manner that is rude and insulting
  2. a wild or unrefined state
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How To Use rudeness In A Sentence

  • This was especially worrying given that three quarters of those surveyed claimed to have experienced rudeness in the preceding year. Times, Sunday Times
  •     He'd come uninvited, but not unexpected; if it was rude of us to be such unsolicitous hosts, I told myself, it was only rudeness paid in kind, so we tried to forgive one another, Willie and I, for our eager, curious hunger grown insatiable. Heron Lake
  • DOES anyone share my disenchantment with a culture that seems to be growing of downright rudeness in business dealings? The Sun
  • Summarising, political correctness is a one-way street: they may use every form of rudeness but we must treat their concerns as sacred; this must be fought.
  • He claimed that it was her rudeness that provoked him to strike her.
  • He has a reputation for rudeness and intellectual arrogance.
  • In both instances, the officers had responded with inexcusable rudeness.
  • If you are rude to me, I shall retaliate with equal rudeness.
  • Even when her mother had come out and ranted about his rudeness and audacity, she stood stock-still.
  • Even your humble correspondent succumbed to the spirit of anarchy, but the response my "crudeness" provoked gives me a few suggestions for investigators chasing leads on the recent spate of criminal harassment toward progressive elements. Archive 2005-10-16
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