Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a raw, crude, unfinished, immature, or untempered manner; crudely; roughly.
  • In an unprepared or unprovided state.

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

  • adverb In a raw manner; unskillfully; without experience.
  • adverb Without proper preparation or provision.

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

  • adverb In a raw manner.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

raw +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Emanuel's generalship of that effort was rewarded with a slot as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus -- a post from which he sought to highlight his policy bona fides and play down the rawly political image for which he had become famous in Washington circles.

    What Rahm meant

  • Just look at the Trevor Project, Dan Savage's new and rawly inspiring It Gets Better YouTube channel, or even the federal government's own Stop Bullying Now.

    Kevin Cathcart: New Media, Old Problem

  • Emanuel's generalship of that effort was rewarded with a slot as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus -- a post from which he sought to highlight his policy bona fides and downplay the rawly political image for which he had become famous in Washington circles.

    The Fix: What did Rahm mean for the Democratic party

  • The teams from Hong Kong are equally smart and motivated—and suave where the mainlanders are rawly energetic—but also different in telling ways.

    Among China's Up-and-Comers

  • Melancon, not a household name prior to the spill, almost certainly is now in the state -- a good thing in rawly political terms.

    Will the oil spill impact the Louisiana Senate race?

  • The official subtext of Hillary's campaign is that Obama is just as bad as she is, just as inauthentic, just as rawly political for the sake of being political, just as lacking in any ideals other than her own election.

    New Obama Ad In Iowa: "Our Moment Is Now"

  • I don't, however, recall any other comment on the nature of Soviet society so rawly comic as this short novel by Venedikt Erofeev.

    Fanfare for a Soldier

  • The miracle is that Rick Hillier, a native son of the plainest-speaking province after all, stood it as long as he did, surrounded as he was by the mealy-mouthed, the fork-tongued, the rawly insecure, the nakedly ambitious and the others who form the political elite and professional class in the national capital.

    The right man, in the right place, at the right time

  • Most of the discussion has been suitably abstract -- the virtues of checks and balances, "republican government," and the like -- and/or rawly political, as exemplified by my repeated denunciations of Bush as stunningly ignorant, incurious, and incompetent.

    Balkinization

  • At its top, the cheese-yellow of a papered-over window interrupts the sour browns of a rawly plastered wall to indicate that somewhere outside, a morning sun may indeed be shining.

    The Way to All Flesh

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