Fiend vs Rude - What's the difference?

fiend | rude |

As a noun fiend

is (obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.

As a proper noun rude is

settlement in croatia, near zagreb.



Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
  • (religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
  • At the confirmation ceremony the bishop would lay his hands on the child and tie around its forehead a linen band […]. This was believed to strengthen him against the assaults of the fiend […].
  • A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
  • * 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
  • "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
  • A very evil person
  • (informal) An addict or fanatic
  • a jazz fiend

    Derived terms

    * fienddom/fiendom * fiendful * fiendhood * fiendish * fiendkin * fiendlike * fiendling * fiendly * fiendness * fiendship * dope fiend


    * monster


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    (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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