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English adjective: crude

1. crude not carefully or expertly made


SamplesManaged to make a crude splint.
A crude cabin of logs with bark still on them.
Rough carpentry.


Synonymsrough


Similarunskilled


Antonymsskilled

2. crude conspicuously and tastelessly indecent


SamplesCoarse language.
A crude joke.
Crude behavior.
An earthy sense of humor.
A revoltingly gross expletive.
A vulgar gesture.
Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited.


Synonymsearthy, gross, vulgar


Similarindecent


Antonymsdecent

3. crude not refined or processed


SamplesUnrefined ore.
Crude oil.


Synonymsunprocessed, unrefined


Antonymsprocessed, refined

4. crude belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness


SamplesThe crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man.
Primitive movies of the 1890s.
Primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains.


Synonymsprimitive, rude


Similarearly


Antonymslater, late

5. crude devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment


SamplesThe blunt truth.
The crude facts.
Facing the stark reality of the deadline.


Synonymsblunt, stark


Similarunconditional, unconditioned


Antonymsconditional

6. crude not processed or subjected to analysis


SamplesRaw data.
The raw cost of production.
Only the crude vital statistics.


Synonymsraw


Similarunanalyzed


Antonymsanalyzed


English noun: crude

1. crude (substance) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons


Synonymscrude oil, fossil oil, oil, petroleum, rock oil


Broader (hypernym)fossil fuel, oil


Narrower (hyponym)resid, residual oil


Substance holonymatomic number 6, C, carbon









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