from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being crude
  • n. A crude act or characteristic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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