crudeness


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crude

 (kro͞od)
adj. crud·er, crud·est
1. Being in an unrefined or natural state: crude cotton.
2. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive: a crude, mannerless oaf; a crude remark.
3. Lacking in sophistication or subtlety; simplistic: had only a crude notion of how a computer works.
4. Not carefully or skillfully made; rough: a quick, crude sketch.
5. Undisguised or unadorned; plain: must face the crude truth.
6. Statistics In an unanalyzed form; not adjusted to allow for related circumstances or data.
7. Archaic Unripe or immature.
n.
A substance, especially petroleum, in its unrefined state.

[Middle English, from Latin crūdus; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.]

crude′ly adv.
cru′di·ty (kro͞o′dĭ-tē), crude′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crudeness - a wild or unrefined state
natural state, state of nature, wild - a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild"
2.crudeness - an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement; "the whole town was famous for its crudeness"
impoliteness - a discourteous manner that ignores accepted social usage
3.crudeness - an unpolished unrefined quality; "the crudeness of frontier dwellings depressed her"
inelegance - the quality of lacking refinement and good taste
Translations
غَـلاظة، بَـساطَـه
neotesanostsurový stav
grovhed
ruddaskapur
basitlikilkel olma

crudeness

[ˈkruːdnɪs] crudity [ˈkruːdɪtɪ] N
1. (= primitiveness) [of device, bomb, weapon, method, hut] → lo rudimentario; [of table, drawing, piece of work] → tosquedad f
2. (= coarseness) [of language, person, behaviour, joke] → grosería f, ordinariez f

crudeness

[ˈkruːdnɪs] n (= vulgarity) [person] → grossièreté f; [speech] → vulgarité fcrude oil npétrole brut m, brut m

crudeness

, crudity
n
(= vulgarity)Derbheit f
(= lack of sophistication) (of method, model, implement)Primitivität f; (of sketch)Grobheit f; (of manners)Ungehobelte(s) nt (→ of +gen, → in +dat); (of attempt)Unbeholfenheit f

crudeness

[ˈkruːdnɪs] crudity [ˈkruːdɪtɪ] n (of method, idea) → rozzezza; (of device, drawing) → rudimentalità; (of expression, language) → volgarità

crude

(kruːd) adjective
1. unrefined. crude oil.
2. rough or primitive. a crude shelter.
ˈcrudeness noun
ˈcrudity noun
References in classic literature ?
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment; for, in such conjunctures, when he used, merely as a trial, to consider which was the best way of murdering the king, his ordure would have a tincture of green; but quite different, when he thought only of raising an insurrection, or burning the metropolis.
His egotism was never flagrant or tiresome--he was never crude in it, for crudeness was a plebeianism that the Hon.
Any crudeness of manner which may offend your more educated sense at first, will, I am sure, disappear under the influence or your companionship and tuition.
The crudeness of the question startled him: the word was one that women of his class fought shy of, even when their talk flitted closest about the topic.
I have drunk with this man, and perhaps I deplore the fact now, but I did not take him up for the sake of drink alone (excuse the crudeness of the expression, prince); I did not make friends with him for that alone.
Hilbery was depressed without visible cause, unless a certain crudeness verging upon coarseness in the temper of her favorite Elizabethans could be held responsible for the mood.
Some say it is because they have not a long literary past and are not conventionalized by the usage of many generations of other writers, but this will hardly account for the brotherly directness of their dealing with human nature; the absence of experience elsewhere characterizes the artist with crudeness, and simplicity is the last effect of knowledge.
No doubt this tendency was due in part to an idealizing dissatisfaction with the crudeness of their actual life (as well as to frequent inability to enter into the realm of deeper and finer thought without the aid of somewhat mechanical imagery); and no doubt it was greatly furthered also by the medieval passion for translating into elaborate and fantastic symbolism all the details of the Bible narratives.
There were songs, many of them addressed to the Virgin, some not only beautiful in their sincere and tender devotion, speaking for the finer spirits in an age of crudeness and violence, but occasionally beautiful as poetry.
Vicky now plans to take a leaf out of Lady Colin Campbell's book and become 'Lady V' - cutting down her crudeness to help her become an ITV star.
Unfortunately it is sadly let down by a small amount of unnecessary sexual inuendoes and crudeness that goes completely over the heads of an audience of very young children.