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Meaning & Definition of Crude in English

English

Crude

/krud/

noun

1. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

    synonym:
  • petroleum
  • ,
  • crude oil
  • ,
  • crude
  • ,
  • rock oil
  • ,
  • fossil oil
  • ,
  • oil

adjective

1. Not carefully or expertly made

  • "Managed to make a crude splint"
  • "A crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"
  • "Rough carpentry"
    synonym:
  • crude
  • ,
  • rough

2. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

  • "Coarse language"
  • "A crude joke"
  • "Crude behavior"
  • "An earthy sense of humor"
  • "A revoltingly gross expletive"
  • "A vulgar gesture"
  • "Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
    synonym:
  • crude
  • ,
  • earthy
  • ,
  • gross
  • ,
  • vulgar

3. Not refined or processed

  • "Unrefined ore"
  • "Crude oil"
    synonym:
  • unrefined
  • ,
  • unprocessed
  • ,
  • crude

4. Belonging to an early stage of technical development

  • Characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness
  • "The crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"
  • "Primitive movies of the 1890s"
  • "Primitive living conditions in the appalachian mountains"
    synonym:
  • crude
  • ,
  • primitive
  • ,
  • rude

5. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

  • "The blunt truth"
  • "The crude facts"
  • "Facing the stark reality of the deadline"
    synonym:
  • blunt
  • ,
  • crude(a)
  • ,
  • stark(a)

6. Not processed or subjected to analysis

  • "Raw data"
  • "The raw cost of production"
  • "Only the crude vital statistics"
    synonym:
  • crude
  • ,
  • raw

Examples of using

Japan imports great quantities of crude oil.
This is a crude material imported from Malaysia.