crude: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krd), [key]
— adj., n. crud•er, crud•est,
  1. in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.
  2. lacking in intellectual subtlety, perceptivity, etc.; rudimentary; undeveloped.
  3. lacking finish, polish, or completeness: a crude summary.
  4. lacking culture, refinement, tact, etc.: crude behavior.
  5. undisguised; blunt: a crude answer.
  6. unripe; not mature.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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