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crude - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crude

(noun) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
(adj) not carefully or expertly made
Synonyms : rough
Example Sentence
  • managed to make a crude splint
  • a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
  • rough carpentry

(adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
Synonyms : earthy , gross , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • coarse language
  • a crude joke
  • crude behavior
  • an earthy sense of humor
  • a revoltingly gross expletive
  • a vulgar gesture
  • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited

(adj) not refined or processed
Synonyms : unprocessed , unrefined
Example Sentence
  • unrefined ore
  • crude oil

(adj) belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
Synonyms : primitive , rude
Example Sentence
  • the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
  • primitive movies of the 1890s
  • primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains

(adj) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
Synonyms : blunt , stark
Example Sentence
  • the blunt truth
  • the crude facts
  • facing the stark reality of the deadline

(adj) not processed or subjected to analysis
Synonyms : raw
Example Sentence
  • raw data
  • the raw cost of production
  • only the crude vital statistics

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