rude (adj.) Old form(s): rud'st
rough, wild, harsh-looking
AC I.iv.64[Caesar as if to Antony] Thy palate then did deign / The roughest berry on the rudest hedge
E3 I.ii.146[Countess to King Edward] Our house ... is like a country swain, / Whose habit rude and manners blunt and plain / Presageth nought
KJ II.i.262[King Philip to Hubert, of the city walls] their rude circumference
KJ IV.ii.257[Hubert to King John, of his appearance] Which, howsoever rude exteriorly, / Is yet the cover of a fairer mind
KJ V.vii.27[Salisbury to Prince Henry, of King John] you are born / To set a form upon that indigest / Which he hath left so shapeless and so rude
R2 III.iii.32[Bolingbroke to Northumberland] Go to the rude ribs of that ancient castle
R3 IV.i.101[Queen Elizabeth as if to the Tower] Rude ragged nurse
Sonn.11.10[] Let those whom Nature hath not made for score, / Harsh, featureless, and rude, barrenly perish
Sonn.113.9[of the mind] if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight ... it shapes them to your feature
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