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Rude, 1) raw, crude, unformed: “you are born to set a form upon that indigest which he hath left so shapeless and so r.” John V, 7, 27 (with obvious allusion to the rudis indigestaque moles of Ovid).
2) harsh, rough, unpleasing to the sense: “let those whom nature hath not made for store, harsh, featureless and r., barrenly perish,” Sonn. 11, 10. “if it see the --st or gentlest sight,” 113, 9. “the r. sea grew civil,” Mids. II, 1, 152; cf. Tw. V, 81; R2 III, 2, 54; H4B III, 1, 20. “why are you grown so r.” Mids. III, 2, 262. “the poor r. world hath not her fellow,” Merch. III, 5, 87. although thy (the winter wind's) “breath be r.” As II, 7, 179; cf. H4B III, 1, 27; Lr. IV, 2, 30; Cymb. IV, 2, 174. their (the walls') “r. circumference,” John II, 262; R2 III, 3, 32; R3 IV, 1, 102. “howsoever r. exteriorly,” John IV, 2, 257. “peace, r. sounds,” Troil. I, 1, 92. “make blessed my r. hand,” Rom. I, 5, 53. r. throats (of cannon) Oth. III, 3, 355 (Qq wide). “the roughest berry on the --st hedge,” Ant. I, 4, 64.
3) raw, unrefined, uncivilized: “these poor r. lines of thy deceased lover,” Sonn. 32, 4. “my r. ignorance,” 78, 14. “like a r. and savage man of Inde,” LLL IV, 3, 222. “which the r. multitude call the afternoon,” V, 1, 95. “r. mechanicals,” Mids. III, 2, 9. “she deserves a lord that twenty such r. boys might tend upon,” All's III, 2, 84. “in r. harsh-sounding rhymes,” John IV, 2, 150. “unlettered, r. and shallow,” H5 I, 1, 55. “to salute my king with --r terms,” H6B I, 1, 30. “one so r. and of so mean condition,” V, 1, 64. “r., in sooth; in good sooth, very r.” Troil. III, 1, 59. “too subtle-potent for the capacity of my --r powers,” III, 2, 26. “r. am I in my speech,” Oth. I, 3, 81. “nor measure our good minds by this r. place we live in,” Cymb. III, 6, 66 (== barbarous, savage).
4) ill-mannered, uncivil, coarse: “let go that r. uncivil touch,” Gent. V, 4, 60. “our r. transgression,” LLL V, 2, 431. “too wild, too r. and bold of voice,” Merch. II, 2, 190. “a r. despiser of good manners,” As II, 7, 92. “out on thee, r. man,” John I, 64. “how dares thy harsh r. tongue sound this unpleasing news?” R2 III, 4, 74. “r. misgoverned hands,” V, 2, 5. “barren pleasures, r. society,” H4A III, 2, 14. “he gave it like a r. prince,” H4B I, 2, 219. “in confutation of which r. reproach,” H6A IV, 1, 98. “stay with the r. multitude till I return,” H6B III, 2, 135. “r. unpolished hinds,” H6B III, 2, 135 IV, 10, 33. “to use so r. behaviour,” H8 IV, 2, 103. “ye r. slaves,” V, 4, 2. V, 4, 2 Hml. V, 1, 109.
5) destitute of delicacy of feeling, brutal: “beaten away by brain-sick r. desire,” Lucr. 175. “r. ram, to batter such an ivory wall,” Lucr. 175 “savage, extreme, r., cruel,” Sonn. 129, 4. “ere this r. beast will profit,” Meas. III, 2, 34. IV, 3, 85. “r. fishermen of Corinth,” Err. V, 351. “thy r. hand to act the deed,” John IV, 2, 240. “was by the r. hands of that Welshman taken,” H4A I, 1, 41. “r. and merciless,” H6B IV, 4, 33. “the r. son should strike his father dead,” Troil. I, 3, 115. with the r. brevity and discharge of one (sigh) IV, 4, 43. “grace and r. will,” Rom. II, 3, 28. “your r. brawls,” III, 1, 194. “O r. unthankfulness,” III, 3, 24. “who is here so r. that would not be a Roman?” Caes. III, 2, 33. “that thou darest wag thy tongue in noise so r. against me,” Hml. III, 4, 40.
6) violent, wild, boisterous: “most r. melancholy, valour gives thee place,” LLL III, 69 (Armado's speech). “what means death in this r. assault?” R2 V, 5, 106. “that the r. scene may end,” H4B I, 1, 159. “what means this scene of r. impatience?” R3 II, 2, 38. “to the mercy of a r. stream,” H8 III, 2, 364. “too rough, too r., too boisterous,” Rom. I, 4, 26. cf. the rude sea in the passages cited above. As for the r. eye of rebellion, in John V, 4, 11, see Unthread.
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