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Definition of Crude

Crude

  1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh.
  2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
  3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
  4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
  5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
  6. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.

Crude Quotations

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now?
Steve Jobs

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert

When coal came into the picture, it took about 50 or 60 years to displace timber. Then, crude oil was found, and it took 60, 70 years, and then natural gas. So it takes 100 years or more for some new breakthrough in energy to become the dominant source. Most people have difficulty coming to grips with the sheer enormity of energy consumption.
Rex Tillerson

I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.
Walt Disney
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Crude Translations

crude in Afrikaans is rou
crude in Dutch is bot, onbewerkt, onbehouwen, cru, grof
crude in Finnish is raaka
crude in French is vulgaire, brut, cru
crude in Italian is grezzo
crude in Portuguese is cru
crude in Spanish is crudo, bronco
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