Cruder
Crude Crude (kr[udd]d), a. [Compar. {Cruder} (-[~e]r); superl. {Crudest}.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See {Raw}, and cf. {Cruel}.] 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. ``Common crude salt.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature. [1913 Webster]

I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. ``Crude projects.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The originals of Nature in their crude Conception. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment. ``Crude and inconcoct.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner. [1913 Webster]

6. (Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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