Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Rawness; unripeness; an unprepared or undigested state: as, the crudeness of flesh or plants.
  • noun The character or state of being ignorantly, inexactly, or unskilfully made or done; immaturity; imperfection: as, the crudeness of a theory.

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

  • noun A crude, undigested, or unprepared state; rawness; unripeness; immatureness; unfitness for a destined use or purpose.

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

  • noun uncountable The state of being crude
  • noun countable A crude act or characteristic.

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

  • noun a wild or unrefined state
  • noun an unpolished unrefined quality
  • noun an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement

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Examples

  • So far, I'd say the energy isn't quite there (nor even the crudeness, not the right kind of crudeness anyway) but it's not too late for the book; it still may end strong.

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  • Even your humble correspondent succumbed to the spirit of anarchy, but the response my "crudeness" provoked gives me a few suggestions for investigators chasing leads on the recent spate of criminal harassment toward progressive elements.

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  • Even your humble correspondent succumbed to the spirit of anarchy, but the response my "crudeness" provoked gives me a few suggestions for investigators chasing leads on the recent spate of criminal harassment toward progressive elements.

    Shall We Gather at the River?

  • This smacks of prejudice and the "crudeness" Zerner seems to spot in Antal more aptly designates his own approach.

    Marx in Art

  • For Labour, one of the immediate attractions of petitions after its various experiments in online engagement was that their crudeness guaranteed their harmlessness.

    Let's all join in not signing up to this idea of e-petitions | Catherine Bennett

  • She was more than a little stunned that this man, who had the virile charm to wind this nurse around his finger, had resorted to crudeness and anger.

    Western Man

  • Then there was the crudeness, the thuggishness, of the way the Kremlin operated at times.

    The Return

  • While not denying the crudeness of the image, Tea Party organizers stressed that those who carry the signs are a few "bad apples."

    Obama as witch doctor: Racist or satirical?

  • While the script is moderately funny, it is laden with a crudeness that only fine actors can finesse.

    Carole Mallory: Robert De Niro Is Fireproof

  • While the script is moderately funny, it is laden with a crudeness that only fine actors can finesse.

    Carole Mallory: Robert De Niro Is Fireproof

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