Crude meaning

kro͝od
A substance, especially petroleum, in its unrefined state.
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Being in an unrefined or natural state.

Crude cotton.

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In an unanalyzed form; not adjusted to allow for related circumstances or data.
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Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive.

A crude, mannerless oaf; a crude remark.

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Lacking in sophistication or subtlety; simplistic.

Had only a crude notion of how a computer works.

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Not carefully or skillfully made; rough.

A quick, crude sketch.

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Lacking finish, grace, tact, or taste; uncultured.

Crude remark.

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Not carefully made or done; rough.

Crude woodwork.

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Stark and bare; undisguised or unadorned.

Crude reality.

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Not ripe; immature.
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Untreated as by analysis, differentiation into groups, etc.
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An unrefined or unprocessed substance; specif., crude petroleum.
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Being in a natural state.

Crude oil.

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Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.

A crude shelter.

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Lacking concealing elements.

A crude truth.

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Lacking tact or taste.

A crude remark.

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The definition of crude is something rudimentary, undefined or undeveloped, or behavior that is impolite and improper.

An example of something that would be described as crude is your first, rough attempt to build something that didn't turn out very well.

An example of something that would be described as crude is burping on purpose in public and not saying "excuse me."

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Undisguised or unadorned; plain.

Must face the crude truth.

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Unripe or immature.
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In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed.
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(statistics) Being in an unanalyzed form.

Crude data.

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(archaic) Immature or unripe.
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Any substance in its natural state.
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Crude oil.
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Origin of crude

  • Middle English from Latin crūdus kreuə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English crude, from Latin crūdus (“raw, bloody, uncooked, undigested, crude”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Old English hrēaw (“raw, uncooked”). More at raw.
    From Wiktionary