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crude

crude

 
 
pronunciation:
krud
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: cruder, crudest
definition 1: not processed or refined; raw.
The crude fiber will be made into yarn.
synonyms:
raw, unprocessed, unrefined
antonyms:
refined
similar words:
coarse, natural, rude
definition 2: deficient in skill, intelligence, culture, or the social graces.
He made a crude attempt at humor.His crude manners included belching continuously at the table.
synonyms:
coarse, raw, uncouth, uncultured, unrefined, unskilled
antonyms:
civilized, consummate, delicate, elegant, refined, sophisticated
similar words:
artless, awkward, barbarous, boorish, callow, clumsy, cross, deficient, graceless, inept, ribald, rude, rugged, rustic, tacky, tasteless, unintelligent, unsophisticated, untoward, vulgar
definition 3: done roughly, approximately, or without polish.
I can give you a crude estimate for now.She quickly drew a crude map of the area.
synonyms:
coarse, rough
antonyms:
finished, refined
similar words:
approximate, artless, imperfect, primitive, rude, rudimentary, sketchy
definition 4: not disguised or adorned; blunt.
I'll be straight with you and give you the crude facts.
synonyms:
blunt, unadulterated, unvarnished
similar words:
brutal, candid, forthright, frank, raw, straightforward
definition 5: vulgar; indecent.
Some members of the audience made crude and insulting remarks.
antonyms:
refined
definition 6: lacking complexity; simple.
They used only crude tools and weapons.For the first year, they lived in a crude cabin.
antonyms:
elaborate, fine, high-tech, sophisticated
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part of speech: noun
definition: unrefined petroleum; crude oil.
The price of crude has steadily increased.
similar words:
oil, petroleum
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derivations: crudely (adv.), crudeness (n.)