Rude vs Pushy - What's the difference?

rude | pushy |

As a proper noun rude

is settlement in croatia, near zagreb.

As an adjective pushy is

aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.



(mismatch between senses and translations)


  • bad-mannered
  • The girl was so rude to her boyfriend by screaming at him for no reason.
  • Somewhat obscene, pornographic, offensive.
  • tough, robust.
  • undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
  • * 2 Corinthians 11:6 (KVJ)
  • But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge
  • * (rfdate), Rudyard Kipling, The Conundrum of the Workshops
  • 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,
    Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves, "It's pretty, but is it Art?"
  • * 1767 , Adam Ferguson, An Essay on the History of Civil Society
  • 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
  • hearty, vigorous; (found particularly in the phrase rude health).
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * rudeness


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  • Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  • Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC