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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.




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



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


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


6. crude not processed or subjected to analysis

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




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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