Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: rudeness
IPA transcription: [ɹ'udnəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: discourtesy, rudeness
    Meaning: a manner that is rude and insulting
Usage examples
  • What rudeness!
  • So much the better, and perhaps she could cover her father's rudeness by her own civility to so kind a friend.
  • The lady, entirely disconcerted by such rudeness, and frightened, moved towards the door, opened it and stepped out.
  • He did not own to himself that he wanted her beside him to taunt and to hurt with his rudeness, but it was a fact, for all that.
  • The defeated party complained loudly of foul play, of the rudeness of the populace, and of the partiality of the presiding magistrates; and these complaints were in many cases well founded.
  • The sultan was incensed at their rudeness, and would have punished them had they not explained: "Sir," said they, "we humbly beg your majesty's pardon: these hands were not written by a man, but by an ape." "What do you say?" exclaimed the sultan.
  • He had come to offer apologies for his rudeness of the morning, and after a long private interview with Sir Henry in his study the upshot of their conversation was that the breach is quite healed, and that we are to dine at Merripit House next Friday as a sign of it.
  • Miss Stevens had, from the first, conceived a great antipathy to Rose, whom she considered a dangerous rival, and generally avoided, excepting when Mr. Dinsmore was with her; but she always interrupted a tete-a-tete between them when it was in her power to do so without being guilty of very great rudeness.
  • Pious, well-meant reproof requires a different demeanour and arguments of another sort; at any rate, to have reproved me in public, and so roughly, exceeds the bounds of proper reproof, for that comes better with gentleness than with rudeness; and it is not seemly to call the sinner roundly blockhead and booby, without knowing anything of the sin that is reproved.
  • His forced abstemiousness was rendered the more intolerable by the fact that Captain Puffin, hobbling in immediately afterwards, fetched from his locker a large flask of the required elixir, and proceeded to mix himself a long, strong tumblerful. After the Major's rudeness in the matter of the half-crown, it was impossible for any sailor of spirit to take the first step towards reconciliation.