Rude vs Sudden - What's the difference?

rude | sudden |

As a proper noun rude

is settlement in croatia, near zagreb.

As an adjective sudden is

happening quickly and with little or no warning.

As an adverb sudden is

(poetic) suddenly.

As a noun sudden is

(obsolete) an unexpected occurrence; a surprise.



(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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    (en adjective)
  • Happening quickly and with little or no warning.
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  • (obsolete) Hastily prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Never was such a sudden scholar made.
  • * Milton
  • the apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye
  • (obsolete) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden


    * gradual * unsudden

    Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * sudden death * suddenly * suddenness * suddenwoven


    (en adverb)
  • (poetic) Suddenly.
  • * Milton
  • Herbs of every leaf that sudden flowered.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
  • Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * all of the sudden * of a sudden