Definition of rudely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈruːdli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːdli//
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  1. 1  in 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. 2in a way that is sudden, unpleasant and unexpected I was rudely awakened by the phone ringing.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rudely