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Crude meaning

crude - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh.
  2. 2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
  3. 3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill- considered; immature.
  4. 4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
  5. 5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
  6. 6. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
  7. 7. Raw; unripe; unfinished.

crude - examples of usage

  1. Could it possibly be that this smooth- spoken gentleman was playing a trick upon me- trying, possibly, to get something into my crude American mind without my realizing what was happening? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Her methods had been crude, but effective. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. " From a castaway's standpoint it's crude. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
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