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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

The so-called 'materialistic conception of history,' with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the 'Communist Manifesto,' still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.
Max Weber

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

I'm crass, contemptuous and crude, obstreperous, obnoxious, rambunctiously raw and rude.
Mario Cantone

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
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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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