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English adjective: raw

1. raw (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes


SamplesNatural yogurt.
Natural produce.
Raw wool.
Raw sugar.
Bales of rude cotton.


Synonymsnatural, rude


Similarunprocessed


Antonymsprocessed

2. raw having the surface exposed and painful


SamplesA raw wound.


Similarinjured


Antonymsuninjured

3. raw not treated with heat to prepare it for eating


Similarhalf-baked, rare, uncooked, underdone, untoasted


Antonymscooked

4. raw not processed or refined


SamplesRaw sewage.


Similaruntreated


Antonymstreated

5. raw devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure


SamplesNaked ambition.
Raw fury.
You may kill someone someday with your raw power.


Synonymsnaked


Similaropen, overt


Antonymscovert

6. raw brutally unfair or harsh


SamplesReceived raw treatment from his friends.
A raw deal.


Similarunfair, unjust


Antonymsfair, just

7. raw not processed or subjected to analysis


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


Synonymscrude


Similarunanalyzed


Antonymsanalyzed

8. raw untempered and unrefined


SamplesRaw talent.
Raw beauty.


Similarunpolished


Antonymspolished

9. raw hurting


SamplesThe tender spot on his jaw.


Synonymssensitive, sore, tender


Similarpainful


Antonymspainless

10. raw unpleasantly cold and damp


SamplesBleak winds of the North Atlantic.


Synonymsbleak, cutting


Similarcold


Antonymshot

11. raw used of wood and furniture


SamplesRaw wood.


Synonymsunsanded


Similarunfinished


Antonymsfinished

12. raw lacking training or experience


SamplesThe new men were eager to fight.
Raw recruits.


Synonymsnew


Similarinexperienced, inexperient


Antonymsexperienced, experient

13. raw (used informally) completely unclothed


Synonymsbare-ass, bare-assed, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, naked as a jaybird, peeled, stark naked


Similarunclothed


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsclad, clothed


English noun: raw

1. raw (state) informal terms for nakedness


SamplesIn the raw.
In the altogether.
In his birthday suit.


Synonymsaltogether, birthday suit


Broader (hypernym)nakedness, nudeness, nudity









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