[frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1784–1855, French sculptor.
insulting or uncivil; discourteous; impolite: he was rude about her hairstyle
lacking refinement; coarse or uncouth
vulgar or obscene: a rude joke
unexpected and unpleasant: a rude awakening to the facts of economic life
roughly or crudely made: we made a rude shelter on the island
rough or harsh in sound, appearance, or behaviour
humble or lowly
(prenominal) robust or sturdy: in rude health
(prenominal) approximate or imprecise: a rude estimate
late 13c., “coarse, rough” (of surfaces), from Old French ruide (13c.) or directly from Latin rudis “rough, crude, unlearned,” perhaps related to rudus “rubble.” Sense of “ill-mannered, uncultured; uneducated, uncultured” is from mid-14c. Rude boy (also rudie, for short) in Jamaican slang is attested from 1967. Figurative phrase rude awakening is attested from 1895.
[frang-kuh-lin] /ˈfræŋ kə lɪn/ noun 1. any of numerous Eurasian and African partridges of the genus Francolinus, having sharply spurred legs. /ˈfræŋkəʊlɪn/ noun 1. any African or Asian partridge of the genus Francolinus
[frang-koh-nee-uh, -kohn-yuh, fran-] /fræŋˈkoʊ ni ə, -ˈkoʊn yə, fræn-/ noun 1. a medieval duchy in Germany, largely in the valley of the Main River. /fræŋˈkəʊnɪə/ noun 1. a medieval duchy of Germany, inhabited by the Franks from the 7th century, now chiefly in Bavaria, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg
[frang-koh-nee-uh n, -kohn-yuh n, fran-] /fræŋˈkoʊ ni ən, -ˈkoʊn yən, fræn-/ noun 1. a group of West Germanic dialects or languages, consisting of Frankish and the dialects descended from Frankish. adjective 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of . 3. of or relating to Franconian. /fræŋˈkəʊnɪən/ noun 1. a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken […]
[frang-kuh-fahyl] /ˈfræŋ kəˌfaɪl/ adjective 1. friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French. noun 2. a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French. /ˈfræŋkəʊˌfaɪl/ noun 1. a person who admires France and the French adjective 2. marked by or possessing admiration of France […]