[ UK /kɹˈuːd/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹud/ ]
  1. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    facing the stark reality of the deadline
    the crude facts
    the blunt truth
  2. not refined or processed
    crude oil
    unrefined ore
  3. not processed or subjected to analysis
    only the crude vital statistics
    raw data
    the raw cost of production
  4. not carefully or expertly made
    managed to make a crude splint
    rough carpentry
    a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
  5. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    coarse language
    a vulgar gesture
    a crude joke
    a revoltingly gross expletive
    full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
    an earthy sense of humor
    crude behavior
  6. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
    primitive movies of the 1890s
    primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains
    the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man
  1. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
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How To Use crude In A Sentence

  • It was a simple rectangle of crudely mounded basalt rocks, a distinctive arrangement reminiscent of the way Samoans and other Polynesians marked their dead in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • At the head, they may have some explosives which are triggered by a crude fuze consisting of a bullet. Israeli TV airs call to father after children killed « Antiwar.com Blog
  • There was a even an issue cover I think, or at least some page art we had commissioned, showing Krugman as a crude pitchman or something.
  • Everyone became equally loud, crude and garrulous, the technically sober behaving identically to the genuinely drunk.
  • On that day people give each other sugar skulls with a name label crudely pasted on the forehead.
  • I think we have to distinguish those narratives which crudely manipulate fear or repulsion and disgust from that which Lovecraft correctly calls ‘the weird tale’.
  • It is the worst return since 2002 and follows a dramatic slide in global crude oil prices. The Sun
  • The employer - he really deserves to be named - was told in the crudest language possible where to stick the job.
  • Costs have been cut by changing the crude mix and switching the plant's boilers to burn gas rather than more expensive fuel oil. Times, Sunday Times
  • Various rather crude attempts are being made to whip up opposition to such options.
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