Fiend vs Rude - What's the difference?
As a noun fiend
is (obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.
As a proper noun rude is
settlement in croatia, near zagreb.
(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:
A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
* 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
- 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 very evil person
(informal) An addict or fanatic
- "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
- a jazz fiend
* dope fiend
(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
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