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    crude - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crude

    Definition
    (noun) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) not refined or processed
    Synonyms : unprocessed , unrefined
    Example Sentence
    • unrefined ore
    • crude oil
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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