Crude

Definition of Crude

Pronunciation: krųd
a.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.
Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials.
- I. Taylor.
2.Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
- Milton.
3.Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
The originals of Nature in their crude
Conception.
- Milton.
4.Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
5.Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
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.

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