Definitions

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  • n. thickness, coarseness
  • n. The state or quality of being crass

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grossness; coarseness; thickness; density.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Coarseness; thickness; denseness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being crass--devoid of refinement

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Examples

  • But to lead anything on a large scale, without a continual winding-up by his companion, the fibrous Mrs. Romulus, was beyond the crassitude of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Thus you estrange the crassitude of an ignorant democracy still more from the intelligence of the educated classes by combining it with the most selfish and abject of all the apprehensions that are ascribed to aristocracy and wealth.

    The Parisians — Volume 02

  • If they are applied to the extremities of the nervous fibrils, or in such quantity as to increase the length or crassitude of them, the body becomes at the same time enlarged, and its growth is increased, as well as its deficiences repaired.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Here, from a response to my aggressive critique of Andre Alexis’s delightfully hypocritical, aggressive, personal attack on reviewers he claims produce instead of criticism only ’shallow, self-aggrandizing rhetoric’ comes this outsized crassitude:

    2010 July | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • This living ring may now embrace or absorb a nutritive particle of the fluid in which it swims; and by drawing it into its pores, or joining it by compression to its extremities, may increase its own length or crassitude, and by degrees the living ring may become a living tube.

    Evolution, Old & New Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin

  • This living ring may now embrace or absorb a nutritive particle of the fluid, in which it swims; and by drawing it into its pores, or joining it by compression to its extremities, may increase its own length or crassitude; and by degrees the living ring may become a living tube.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • "There are three things that no man but a fool lends, or, having lent, is not in the most helpless state of mental crassitude if he ever hopes to get back again.

    Umbrellas and Their History

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