WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
crude /krud/USA pronunciation  adj.,  crud•er, crud•est,n. 

adj. 
  1. in a raw or unrefined state:crude sugar; crude oil.
  2. showing a lack of polish or skill;
    rough;
    undeveloped:a crude shelter; a crude drawing.
  3. lacking culture, refinement, etc.;
    vulgar:crude behavior.

n. [uncountable]
  1. crude oil.
crude•ly,adv. 
crude•ness,n. [uncountable]


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crude /kruːd/ adj
  1. lacking taste, tact, or refinement; vulgar: a crude joke
  2. in a natural or unrefined state
  3. lacking care, knowledge, or skill: a crude sketch
  4. (prenominal) stark; blunt
n
  1. short for crude oil
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin crūdus bloody, raw; related to Latin cruor blood

ˈcrudely adv ˈcrudity, ˈcrudeness n



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