WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
crude /krud/USA pronunciation adj., crud•er, crud•est,n. 

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

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


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    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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