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Rude

rude

1. Characterised by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . Had formed. (milton)

2. Hence, specifically: unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship. Rude was the cloth. Rude and unpolished stones. (bp. Stillingfleet) The heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. (milton)

Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like. Mine ancestors were rude. He was but rude in the profession of arms. (Sir H. Wotton) the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. (gray)

violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter. [Clouds] pushed with winds, rude in their shock. (milton) The rude agitation [of water] breaks it into foam. (boyle)

Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.

Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; said of literature, language, style, and the like. The rude irish books. Rude am I in my speech. (Shak) Unblemished by my rude translation. (Dryden)

Synonym: Impertinent, rough, uneven, shapeless, unfashioned, rugged, artless, unpolished, uncouth, inelegant, rustic, coarse, vulgar, clownish, raw, unskillful, untaught, illiterate, ignorant, uncivil, impolite, saucy, impudent, insolent, surly, currish, churlish, brutal, uncivilized, barbarous, savage, violent, fierce, tumultuous, turbulent, impetuous, boisterous, harsh, inclement, severe. See Impertiment.

Rudely, Rudeness.

Origin: F, fr. L. Rudis.


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probably some microbio books. Or try to contact microbio department at your local University. Well thank you. I don't want to be rude, but this is not very helpful... "Some microbio books" is not very specific, and telling me to speak with someone else isn't very helpful either... ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Oxygen requirements of eukaryotes
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Re: Apology to DNLee

... and fright wig will stretch around the block. Lee is aces in my book, and not just because she told the clown to asexually reproduce when he was rude. It's admirable that she didn't work for free.

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by jimedits
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:26 pm
 
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Topic: Apology to DNLee
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... and might not be checking work emails on the weekend. So yes, we are waiting. And so we should. The huge irony here is that Ofek was incredibly rude just because Dr Lee didn't choose to donate her professional time. That's appalling. So let's not make the same mistake. Let's not compound Ofek's ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:32 am
 
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Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... and the other staff a bit of leeway here. Honee is absolutely right to say this has to be dealt with fairly. And in the spirit of avoiding being rude to hard working young science workers or making totally unreasonable demands on their time -- let's give her and the team here the chance to get ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:46 am
 
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Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... calling her a whore. However, be it racist, sexist, or whatever, it seems suggestive of the way he percieves her. Not to mention plain old rude. They may not have intended or anticipated such harm, but they were at least being imprudent.

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by wildfunguy
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:14 am
 
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