1. (uncountable) The state of being crude
  2. (countable) A crude act or characteristic.
    • 1960, Henry Steele Commager, "Is Ivy Necessary?" Saturday Review, vol. 43, 17 Sep., p. 86,
      We will never eliminate the crudenesses, the anti-intellectual rules, the mucker pose in higher education, until we give the universities back to faculty and students.

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