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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English rudenesse, equivalent to rude +‎ -ness.

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rudeness (countable and uncountable, plural rudenesses)

  1. The property of being rude.
    His rudeness was inexcusable.
    The rudeness of the cabin gave it a rustic charm but little comfort.
  2. A rude remark or behaviour.
    I'm sick of his rudenesses.

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