Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without due knowledge or skill; without form or arrangement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a crude, immature manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a crude manner.

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

  • adverb in a crude or unrefined manner
  • adverb in a crude and unskilled manner

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Examples

  • Laurent Gras, Executive chef, L2O, Chicago: F&W Best New Chef 2002 Laurent Gras's name crudely translates to "Fat Larry" in French -- wholly ironic, considering he carries an incredible two percent body fat (the average is about 13 to 17 percent for an adult male).

    10 Of The Fittest Chefs In America

  • Laurent Gras, Executive chef, L2O, Chicago: F&W Best New Chef 2002 Laurent Gras's name crudely translates to "Fat Larry" in French -- wholly ironic, considering he carries an incredible two percent body fat (the average is about 13 to 17 percent for an adult male).

    10 Of The Fittest Chefs In America

  • We underline the modifier "crude" because crudely is how the political system deals with policy challenges.

    The GOP Can Outsmart ObamaCare

  • When he called Taylor at one of their homes, Burton answered the phone and explained in crudely graphic terms exactly why he was there with Taylor.

    Eddie Fisher dies at 82; 1950s singing star brought low by scandalous love life

  • Largely kept isolated from others, he was first held in crudely constructed jungle cages and later in cold prison cells, ending up in the infamous Hanoi

    Thompson, Floyd J.

  • The principle, to put it very crudely, is similar to the Exchange and Equalization Fund England introduced when she went off the gold standard.

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  • The people were attending a spiritual cleansing ceremony in what witnesses described as a crudely built hut at a scenic resort.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2009

  • They can be forgivingly called crudely drawn and underwritten, and each bibles was usually based on the image of a movie starlet or famous comics character Mae West and Popeye being the most popular, apparently engaging in antics best left behind closed doors.

    It Came From the NYPL: Tijuana Bibles

  • He had forced away the notion of crudely and crassly pitting one of them against the other.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • He had forced away the notion of crudely and crassly pitting one of them against the other.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

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