crude
Pronunciation
  • enPR: kro͞od, IPA: /kɹuːd/
  • (Scotland) IPA: /kɹʉd/
Adjective

crude (comparative cruder, superlative crudest)

  1. In a natural, untreated state.
    crude oil
    Synonyms: raw, unrefined, unprocessed
  2. Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
    a crude shelter
    Synonyms: primitive, rough, rude, rudimentary
  3. Lacking concealing elements.
    a crude truth
    Synonyms: obvious, plain, unadorned, undisguised
  4. Lacking tact or taste.
    a crude remark
    Synonyms: blunt, coarse, earthy, gross, stark, uncultivated, vulgar
  5. (archaic) Immature or unripe.
    Synonyms: immature, unripe
  6. (grammar) Pertaining to the uninflected stem of a word.
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  • Italian: acerbo
  • Russian: незре́лый
Noun

crude

  1. Any substance in its natural state.
  2. Crude oil.
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