American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in an unrefined or natural state; raw.
- adj. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive: a crude, mannerless oaf; a crude remark.
- adj. Characterized by uncultured simplicity; lacking in sophistication or subtlety: had only a crude notion of how a computer works.
- adj. Not carefully or skillfully made; rough: a quick, crude sketch.
- adj. Undisguised or unadorned; plain: must face the crude truth.
- adj. Statistics In an unanalyzed form; not adjusted to allow for related circumstances or data.
- adj. Archaic Unripe or immature.
- n. A substance, especially petroleum, in its unrefined state.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being in a raw or unprepared state; not fitted for use by cooking, manufacture, or the like; not altered, refined, or prepared by any artificial process; not wrought: as, crude vegetables; the crude materials of the earth; crude salt; crude ore.
- Hence 3. Unrefined; unpolished; coarse; rough; gross: as, crude manners or speech; a crude feast.
- Not worked into the proper form; lacking finish, polish, proper arrangement, or completeness; hence, exhibiting lack of knowledge or skill; imperfect: said of things: as, a crude painting; a crude theory; a crude attempt.
- Characterized by lack of sufficient knowledge or skill; unable to produce what is finished, polished, or complete: said of persons.
- Synonyms Raw. Crude. See raw.
- adj. Being in a natural state.
- adj. Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
- adj. Lacking concealing elements.
- adj. Lacking tact or taste.
- adj. statistics Being in an unanalyzed form.
- adj. archaic Immature or unripe.
- n. Any substance in its natural state.
- n. Crude oil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw.
- adj. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
- adj. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
- adj. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
- adj. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity.
- adj. (Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
- adj. not carefully or expertly made
- adj. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
- adj. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
- adj. not refined or processed
- adj. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
- adj. not processed or subjected to analysis
- n. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
- From Middle English crude, from Latin crūdus ("raw, bloody, uncooked, undigested, crude"), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Old English hrēaw ("raw, uncooked"). More at raw. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin crūdus; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Polanski's backers, ranging from fellow directors to French culture and foreign ministers, criticized U.S. and Los Angeles judicial authorities for seeking what they called crude revenge against a major artist who deserved more respect.”
“Reverend Jesse Jackson is apologizing for what he calls crude and hurtful comments about Barack Obama.”
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“James Boyle expressed what he termed a crude political fear, which closely tracked the Benkler-Sunder exchange: There are two schools of thought in WIPO – (1) optimistic: the traditional knowledge initiative can show the narrowness and blindness of current IP conceptions, which need to bring together effects on environment and other distributional issues; and (2) cynical: access to knowledge is a threat to WIPO, and traditional knowledge protections are the bone to be thrown.”
“But what we call crude forms are often in reality germinal forms; and one or other of these flowered at once into the practical conclusion that God must know all his trouble, and would work for him a worthy peace.”
“While Kling is correct that an intense conservation program would only marginally cut our reliance on the Saudis (they are the equivalent of the global Federal Reserve in crude production capacity, and nothing will change this unfortunate geological reality), what ultimately matters is the price they receive ...”
“The congressman, though crude is absolutely correct.”
“In the January-September period, operating profit from Sinopec's refining business fell 61% to 8.49 billi on Chinese yuan ($1.27 billion) due to rising fuel costs and government controls on fuel product prices, despite a rise of more than 14% in crude processing volumes.”
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