Crossword Genius

A stuck-up politician, rude (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

derogatory

Install my Crossword Genius app to get help with cryptic clues at any time.

Here is my best explanation:

'rude' is the definition.

'a stuck-up politician' is the wordplay.
'stuck' becomes 'gored'.
'up' is a reversal indicator (in down clue: letters go upwards).
'politician' becomes 'tory' (I've seen this before).
'a'+'gored'='agored'
'agored' back-to-front is 'deroga'.
'deroga'+'tory'='DEROGATORY'

Ross

Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for derogatory that I've seen before include "Disparaging", "deliberately offensive", "Showing a disrespectful attitude", "Disrespectful", "Insulting", "insulting" and "Offensive".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play