Definition of ruvid in English:

ruvid

adjective

literary
  • 1Uncivilized, barbarous. rare.

  • 2Rough, uneven, rugged.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Lithgow (1582–c1645), traveller. From Italian ruvido rough, uneven, rugged, uncivilized, ill-mannered, probably from classical Latin or post-classical Latin rugidus creased, wrinkly (in an isolated undated inscription on a terracotta vessel found in Sarajevo, Bosnia, as rugetus; from rūga wrinkle + -idus).

Pronunciation

ruvid

/ˈruːvɪd/