From Middle English crude, from Latin crūdus (“raw, bloody, uncooked, undigested, crude”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Old English hrēaw (“raw, uncooked”). More at raw.
- Being in a natural state.
- crude oil
- Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
- a crude shelter
- Lacking concealing elements.
- a crude truth
- Lacking tact or taste.
- a crude remark
- (statistics) Being in an unanalyzed form.
- crude data
- (archaic) Immature or unripe.
- (being in a natural state): raw, unrefined, unprocessed
- (characterized by simplicity): primitive, rough, rude, rudimentary
- (lacking concealing elements): obvious, plain, unadorned, undisguised
- (lacking tact or taste): blunt, coarse, earthy, gross, stark, uncultivated, vulgar
- (statistics: in an unanalyzed form): raw
- (archaic: immature or unripe): See immature or unripe
- See also Wikisaurus:raw
being in a natural state
characterized by simplicity
lacking concealing elements
lacking tact or taste
statistics: in an unanalyzed form
immature or unripe
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crude (plural crudes)
- Any substance in its natural state.
- Crude oil.
any substance in its natural state