Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being crude, in any sense of that word.
- n. Indigestion.
- n. That which is crude; something in a rough, unprepared, or undigested state: as, the crudities of an untrained imagination.
- n. uncountable The state of being crude.
- n. A crude act or characteristic.
- n. obsolete, medicine Indigestion; undigested food in the stomach; badly-concocted humours.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The condition of being crude; rawness.
- n. That which is in a crude or undigested state; hence, superficial, undigested views, not reduced to order or form.
- n. an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement
- n. a wild or unrefined state
- From Middle French crudité, from Latin crūditās. (Wiktionary)
“Any civilized man recoils from crude behavior toward the symbols of any religion, but our legal system long ago decided that enduring crudity is better than giving the police a mandate to punish intrinsically religious offenses.”
“But crudity is only the hallmark of those that have hijacked the conservative movement.”
“One is only looking for an order of magnitude answer, comparable in crudity to the back-of-the-envelope calculations of early cosmologists, but our biological friends tell us, without any apparent anxiety, that it just can't be done.”
“But beneath the crudity is a coming-of-age story that's strangely heartwarming.”
“Lincoln's "crudity" was democratic; Davis '"culture" was aristocratic -- nor is it to be denied that Davis had "aristocratic" views on government .”
“The too palpable intruders from a spiritual world in almost all ghost literature, in Scott and Shakespeare even, have a kind of crudity or coarseness.”
“Friedrich Engels, who fancied himself a champion of the workingman, regarded the Irish immigrant to Great Britain as having a "crudity" that "places him little above the savage.”
“a flame fed overmuch with experience, with sophistication, grown cold under the ministrations of adroitness, and lighted now by the "crudity" of John's love-making.”
“I’m all for disdaining conformity, but one needn’t be an insulting jackass in order to do it, nor throw this kind of crudity into a serious discussion.”
“It's deliberate crudity, bullying language designed to inflict discomfort in a woman.”
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