(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. barbarous, crude, primitive, rough, rustic; harsh, rugged; coarse, uncouth; discourteous, uncivil, insolent. See vulgarity, courtesy, inelegance, formlessness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Boorish]
Syn. coarse, rough, uncouth, gauche, rustic, ungainly, awkward, lubberly, crude, vulgar, gross, crass, unrefined, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, uncivilized, blunt, rugged, barbarous, lumpish, ungraceful, hulking, loutish, oafish, antic, rowdy, disorderly, rowdyish, brutish, clownish, stupid, untrained, indecorous, unknowing, untaught, slovenly, ill-bred, inelegant, ignorant, inexpert, illiterate, clumsy, gawky, slouching, graceless, ungraceful, lumbering, green, unacquainted, unenlightened, uneducated, indecent, ribald, homely, common, outlandish, disgraceful, inappropriate, hayseed*, hick*.
Ant. cultured*, urbane, suave.
2. [Not polite]
Syn. impolite, discourteous, ill-mannered, uncivil, churlish, sullen, surly, sharp, harsh, gruff, brusque, blunt, abrupt, tactless, curt, short, snappish, snarling, ungracious, unkind, ungentle, truculent, crabbed, sour, disdainful, unmannerly, improper, shabby, ill-chosen, ungentlemanly, fresh, abusive, forward, loud, loud-mouthed, boorish, bold, brazen, audacious, brash, arrogant, supercilious, blustering, crass, raw, saucy, impudent, pert, unabashed, contumelious, sharp-tongued, mocking, barefaced, insolent, impertinent, offensive, uncalled-for, vituperative, naughty, hostile, insulting, nasty, disrespectful, scornful, flippant, presumptuous, sarcastic, defiant, outrageous, imperious, swaggering, disparaging, contemptuous, unfeeling, insensitive, scoffing, scurrilous, disagreeable, domineering, overbearing, high-handed, self-assertive, brutal, severe, hard, cocky, bullying, cheeky, nervy, assuming, dictatorial, magisterial, officious, meddling, intrusive, meddlesome, acrimonious, bitter, uncivilized, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, snippy*, sassy*, flip*, snotty*, snooty*, brassy*, uppity*, crusty*, bold as brass*.
Ant. polite*, courteous, mannerly.
3. [Harsh]
Syn. rough, violent, stormy; see turbulent .
4. [Approximate]
Syn. guessed, surmised, imprecise; see approximate .
5. [Coarse]
Syn. rough, roughhewn, unpolished, ill-proportioned; see crude 1 .
6. [Primitive]
Syn. ignorant, uncivilized, barbarous; see primitive 3 .
Syn.- rude , in this comParison, implies a deliberate lack of consideration for others' feelings and connotes, especially, insolence, impudence, etc. [ it was rude of you to ignore your uncle ] ; ill-mannered suggests ignorance of the amenities of social behavior rather than deliberate rudeness [ a well-meaning but ill-mannered fellow ] ; boorish now connotes insensitivity and is applied to one who is rude or ill-mannered in a coarse, loud, or overbearing way; impolite implies merely a failure to observe the forms of polite society [ it would be impolite to leave so early ] ; discourteous suggests a lack of dignified consideration for others [ a discourteous reply ] ; uncivil implies a disregarding of even the most elementary of good manners [ her uncivil treatment of the waiter ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. discourteous bad-mannered, unmannerly, impolite, ungracious, inconsiderate, coarse, insulting, ungentlemanly, unladylike, crude, vulgar, tactless, fresh, indelicate, brutal, brusque, rough.
2. crude, roughly fashioned rough-hewn, primitive, unfinished, unrefined, raw, simple, ill-formed, makeshift.
3. barbarous ignorant, savage, unrefined, uncivilized, uncultured, uncouth, wild, brutish.
4. violent harsh, abrupt, rough, fierce, uproarious, savage.
ANT.: 1. courteous, polite, mannerly, gracious, tactful. 2. finished, refined, fully developed. 3. civilized, cultured. 4. gentle, mild, soft
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not civilized: barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, primitive, savage, uncivilized, uncultivated, uncultured, wild. Archaic: uncivil. See CULTURE, WILD. 2. Lacking expert, careful craftsmanship: crude, primitive, raw, rough, unpolished. See GOOD. 3. Lacking in delicacy or refinement: barbarian, barbaric, boorish, churlish, coarse, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, indelicate, philistine, rough, tasteless, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar. See COURTESY, SMOOTH. 4. Lacking good manners: discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, uncivil, ungracious, unmannerly, unpolished. See COURTESY. 5. Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound: cacophonous, discordant, disharmonious, dissonant, inharmonic, inharmonious, unharmonious, unmusical. See AGREE, SOUNDS.

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