crudity


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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.

cru•di•ty

(ˈkru dɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being crude.
2. a crude action, statement, etc.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crudity - 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.crudity - 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

crudity

noun
1. roughness, crudeness, primitiveness, clumsiness the crudity of the country's political system
2. vulgarity, obscenity, indecency, impropriety, rudeness, coarseness, crudeness, lewdness, lowness, indelicacy, smuttiness He had not expected such crudity from so sophisticated a woman.
Translations
فَظاظـه، خُشونه
hrubost
grovhed
e-î hrátt; ruddaskapur
edepsizlikkabalık

crudity

[ˈkruːdɪti] n (= vulgarity) [person] → grossièreté f

crude

(kruːd) adjective
1. unrefined. crude oil.
2. rough or primitive. a crude shelter.
ˈcrudeness noun
ˈcrudity noun
References in classic literature ?
What strikes one in it is that it is a phenomenon to the best of my knowledge--and you know what my knowledge is--unprecedented and unique in the history of mankind; the arrival of a nation at an ultimate stage of evolution without having passed through the mediate one; the passage of the fruit, in other words, from crudity to rottenness, without the interposition of a period of useful (and ornamental) ripeness.
She seemed to him, in all this, an extraordinary mixture of innocence and crudity.
For the sake of the light in her eager eyes, much crudity of expression and some untidiness of person were forgiven her.
Being a microcosm himself, he discovers -- and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it -- that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
They were that--with the usual unshaded crudity of average people.
But her brother-in-law, who was peculiar and a German, had referred the question to Margaret, who with the crudity of youth had answered, "No, they could manage much better alone.
It would do away with all the multitude of the "parvenus," whom she disliked and mistrusted, not because they had arrived anywhere (she denied that), but because of their profound unintelligence of the world, which was the primary cause of the crudity of their perceptions and the aridity of their hearts.
At his feet the veil dropped by Miss Haldin looked intensely black in the white crudity of the light.
His refusal to help in a cause which-given the appalling suffering of the slave trade-cried out for participation and help, the streak of crudity and prurience in him, discourage a facile, unthinking identification with an African kidnapped as a child and subjected to humiliation and suffering.
On Leonardo and anatomy drawings: "it is wrong to think that the apparent crudity of medieval images reveals ineptitude.
ceased long before the revolution to convey the viciousness and crudity it conveys in English translation, just as "damn" and "hell" have lost the force they had in English a century ago.
Here the crudity is more of an onslaught and may offend some, not only Catholics.