(mismatch between senses and translations)
Somewhat obscene, pornographic, offensive.
undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
* 2 Corinthians 11:6 (KVJ)
- The girl was so rude to her boyfriend by screaming at him for no reason.
* (rfdate), Rudyard Kipling, The Conundrum of the Workshops
- But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge
- When the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden's green and gold,
- Our father Adam sat under the Tree and scratched with a stick in the mould;
- And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
* 1767 , Adam Ferguson, An Essay on the History of Civil Society
- Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it Art?"
hearty, vigorous; (found particularly in the phrase rude health).
- It might be apprehended, that among rude nations, where the means of subsistence are procured with so much difficulty, the mind could never raise itself above the consideration of this subject
* See also
Without reason or intelligence (of animals).
Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans).
- a brute beast
Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless.
- A creature not prone / And brute as other creatures, but endued / With sanctity of reason.
* Sir Walter Scott
- the brute''' earth; the '''brute powers of nature
Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
- a great brute farmer from Liddesdale
Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
- I punched him with brute force.
- brute violence
* 1714 , (Bernard Mandeville), The Fable of the Bees :
* 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.17:
- they laid before them how unbecoming it was the Dignity of such sublime Creatures to be sollicitous about gratifying those Appetites, which they had in common with Brutes , and at the same time unmindful of those higher qualities that gave them the preeminence over all visible Beings.
A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person.
- But if he lives badly, he will, in the next life, be a woman; if he (or she) persists in evil-doing, he (or she) will become a brute , and go on through transmigrations until at last reason conquers.
- One of them was a hulking brute of a man, heavily tattooed and with a hardened face that practically screamed "I just got out of jail."
(archaic, slang, UK, Cambridge University) One who has not yet matriculated.
- She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
* brute force