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Definition of rudely adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a way that shows a lack of respect for other people and their feelings They brushed rudely past us. “What do you want?” she asked rudely. He waved her rudely away.
  2. 2(formal) in a way that is sudden, unpleasant, and unexpected I was rudely awakened by the phone ringing.
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