Definition of Crude in English :

Define Crude in English

Crude meaning in English

Meaning of Crude in English

Pronunciation of Crude in English

Crude pronunciation in English

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1. crude, crude oil, fossil oil, oil, petroleum, rock oil

a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons


2. crude, rough

not carefully or expertly made

Example Sentences:
'managed to make a crude splint'
'a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them'
'rough carpentry'

3. crude, earthy, gross, vulgar

conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

Example Sentences:
'coarse language'
'a crude joke'
'crude behavior'
'an earthy sense of humor'
'a revoltingly gross expletive'
'a vulgar gesture'
'full of language so vulgar it should have been edited'

4. crude, unprocessed, unrefined

not refined or processed

Example Sentences:
'unrefined ore'
'crude oil'

5. crude, primitive, rude

belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness

Example Sentences:
'the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man'
'primitive movies of the 1890s'
'primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mountains'

6. blunt, crude, stark

devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

Example Sentences:
'the blunt truth'
'the crude facts'
'facing the stark reality of the deadline'

7. crude, raw

not processed or subjected to analysis

Example Sentences:
'raw data'
'the raw cost of production'
'only the crude vital statistics'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of crude
lacking taste, tact, or refinement; vulgar
a crude joke
in a natural or unrefined state
lacking care, knowledge, or skill
a crude sketch
4. (prenominal)
stark; blunt
the crude facts
(of statistical data) unclassified or unanalysed
6. archaic
7.  short for crude oil

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see synonyms of crude
adjectiveWord forms: ˈcruder or ˈcrudest
in a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
lacking finish, grace, tact, or taste; uncultured
crude remark
not carefully made or done; rough
crude woodwork
stark and bare; undisguised or unadorned
crude reality
5.  Archaic
not ripe; immature
6.  Statistics
untreated as by analysis, differentiated into groups, etc.
noun US
an unrefined or unprocessed substance; specif., crude petroleum

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of crude
adj. crud·er, crud·est
1. Being in an unrefined or natural state: crude cotton.
2. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive: a crude, mannerless oaf; a crude remark.
3. Lacking in sophistication or subtlety; simplistic: had only a crude notion of how a computer works.
4. Not carefully or skillfully made; rough: a quick, crude sketch.
5. Undisguised or unadorned; plain: must face the crude truth.
6. Statistics In an unanalyzed form; not adjusted to allow for related circumstances or data.
7. Archaic Unripe or immature.
A substance, especially petroleum, in its unrefined state.

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