Crude (kr?d), a. [Compar. Cruder (-?r); superl. Crudest.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See Raw, and cf. Cruel.]
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.
Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
Not reduced to order or form;unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature.
Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition.
The originals of Nature in their crude
Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profudity; as, a crude reasoner.
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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