[ US /ˈɹɔnɪs/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɔːnəs/ ]
  1. lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
    their poor behavior was due to the rawness of the troops
    procedural inexperience created difficulties
  2. a chilly dampness
    the rawness of the midnight air
  3. the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research
    the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable
  4. a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on
    the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
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How To Use rawness In A Sentence

  • The sweetness of the vocal harmonies is tempered by the rawness of the guitar and the unremitting monotony of the drum patterns.
  • Verbivore – the language works to cushion the impact of all that happens, as the rawness is described at the level of the visceral rather than the emotional. Seizure « Tales from the Reading Room
  • Her eyes take in everything, limpid and deep, revealing a kind of rawness that's hard to read.
  • With a lot of concern over what many believe to be a "rawness" at his new position, Hughes did impress with the improvements he made over a relatively short period of time. Buffalo Bills : LatestHeadlines
  • An unshowy mastery of empathetic guitar-lines lends depth and variety to the rawness: shattering echoes, sinister decayed sputterings, plaintive refrains.
  • His manacles were a constant, a twenty-four-hour-a-day weight his body grudgingly accepted in spite of the rawness and swelling caused by the dig of unforgiving metal. Honorbound
  • An A for the first awesome part and the ok but slow main body of the novel, but how brilliant it could have been were it to keep the tension and emotional power and even "rawness" of the introduction all the way... "The Passage" by Justin Cronin (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)
  • Melding together ultra-heavy red-meat rawness with gooey primordial growls, the founding members of the band have struck upon a winning combination.
  • Yeah, we all had to embrace that, and didn't know - and be brave enough to say this is what's going to give its strongest voice, is knowing that the rawness is a part of the sound. New Songs from the Unstoppable Ben Harper
  • The rawness of his ruthlessness was there for all to see.
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