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crude



Pronunciation: (krOOd), [key]
adj., crud•er, crud•est,
n.


adj.
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. Obs.unripe; not mature.

n.
See crude oil.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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