Definitions of crude

  1. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; " the blunt truth"; " the crude facts"; " facing the stark reality of the deadline"
  2. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
  3. 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"
  4. not carefully or expertly made; " managed to make a crude splint"; " a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; " rough carpentry"
  5. not processed or subjected to analysis; " raw data"; " the raw cost of production"; " only the crude vital statistics"
  6. 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"
  7. not refined or processed; " unrefined ore"; " crude oil"
  8. 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.
  9. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
  10. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill- considered; immature.
  11. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment.
  12. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
  13. Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
  14. Being in a raw, unprepared state; in a natural state; as, all metals are crude when taken out of the earth; unripe; raw; immature; uncultured; as, crude manners; wanting in grace or taste; harsh in color.
  15. Crudely.
  16. Crudeness.
  17. Raw, unprepared: not reduced to order or form: unfinished: undigested: immature.
  18. Raw; unripe; unfinished.
  19. Not mature; raw; unripe; superficial; unfinished.
  20. Raw; in its natural state; unripe; not digested; immature as regards ideas; imperfectly considered and developed; ill arranged, applied to a picture when the colours do not blend or harmonize.
  21. In a raw, unprepared state; rough; imperfect; clumsy; hasty; not matured.

Antonyms for crude

cultured, magnanimous, ripe, considerate, pleasant, seemly, analyzed, educated, meticulous, consummate, complete, present-day, nice, perfected, gallant, natural, experienced, courtly, elegant, gracious, pleasing, good, prim, finished, well-bred, citified, distinguished, complicated, sanctioned, deft, polished, crackerjack, adroit, acceptable, spotless, chaste, couth, skillful, complex, Bravura, lofty, cultivated, polite, agreeable, master, desirable, thoughtful, artistic, nonnatural, refined, G-rated, immaculate, meet, victorian, latest, chivalrous, advanced, ultramodern, great, up-to-date, smooth, modern, straitlaced, formal, majestic, neat, urbane, sophisticated, workmanlike, flawless, exquisite, correct, intricate, new, purified, high, solemn, late, sublime, decent, portly, novel, modest, stately, masterly, proficient, dignified, new-fashioned, man-made, dainty, genteel, staid, civilized, sensitive, adept, appropriate, graceful, lordly, professed, virginal, grown, prudish, imposing, handsome, mature, newfangled, delicate, towering, elevated, ripened, respectable, nuanced, developed, approved, state of the art, decorous, dexterous, fit, Evolved, big, precise, well-done, priggish, fine, higher, airy, artificial, ace, skilled, masterful, noble, aristocratic, subtle, august, virtuoso, synthetic, now, classy, full-blown, patrician, innocuous, becoming, veteran, wholesome, later, modernistic, Filtered, versed, space age, matured, inoffensive, compleat, pure, puritanical, processed, clean, restrained, expert, vestal, enlightened, contemporary, greathearted, dressed, proper, current, suitable, mod, involved, conditional, practiced, accomplished, perfect, endorsed, artful, welcome, exact, eloquent, faultless, tasteful, treated.

Quotes of crude

  1. Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity. – Lionel Blue
  2. About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it. – Peter DeFazio
  3. In crude oil trading, we have seen a 46 percent increase over 1 year in the margins there. – Peter DeFazio
  4. I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things. – Walt Disney
  5. Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars. – Gustave Flaubert
  6. Genetics is crude but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows. – Leon Kass
  7. You may think me crude and probably I am crude but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out. – Mary MacLane
  8. A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations. – Gary Miller
  9. Global crude oil demand is increasing, particularly in places like China. – Gary Miller
  10. In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. – J. Robert Oppenheimer
  11. This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development. – Itzhak Perlman
  12. Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp. – Juan Ruiz
  13. But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape. – Henry Morton Stanley
  14. I'm pretty gross. When I talk I can be gross and crude – Yvonne Strahovski

Usage examples for crude

  1. Struck me as rather crude – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. " You don't often come down to anything as crude as that, Wetmore," Ludlow said. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  3. It makes no difference how you have quarrelled with these miners in a strike; it makes no difference that once you felt like murdering them in bulk, it is impossible to follow them day after day through the working of a coal- mine without seeing something heroic in their crude bent figures. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  4. This is best added to crude material from another run. – Organic-Syntheses by Conant, James Bryant
  5. My later studies have changed many of my earlier crude notions concerning the development of woman. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  6. Upon the boards and posts, beasts and birds were carved in a curious but crude manner, and pretty well proportioned. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  7. A wrought- iron poker hung from a rack in the hearth, and, his face set like a mask, Paul took the crude weapon in his hand, and slowly raised his head until he was looking up at the oil- painting above the mantelpiece. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  8. The mistakes naturally arising from such crude beginnings, when meeting gigantic responsibilities in quick succession, ought to have excited pathos as well as censure. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  9. And if those fellows could only be content to let well enough alone, to continue buying their crude steel from us, there wouldn't be any trouble. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. 7. They had never really cared for the people whom they were so anxious to disturb with their crude notions of religion. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  11. A hundred years ago an industry consisted of a half a dozen or a dozen men, working under the personal supervision of an owner, and using crude hand tools. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  12. The play is interesting, and at times amusing, even to a modern reader; but to those who witnessed its performance at Blackfriars, and, two years later, at the Court, it would appear as a marvel of wit and dramatic power after the crude material which had hitherto been offered to them. – John Lyly by John Dover Wilson
  13. Our finest electric lights of today may seem- will seem- crude and the quality of their light even more crude twenty years hence, even less. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  14. I wash the trees three times a year with a solution of soft- soap suds and crude carbolic acid. – The Apple by Various
  15. I saw the old thief give one of the copies to a literary man from San Francisco, telling him, cheerfully, as he did, that he dashed the article off hastily, that most of the language was crude and awkward, but it might entertain him a little on the train going to San Francisco. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  16. He saw a crude camp in the bottom of the Canyon. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  17. But my mother said she was crude – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  18. " It's as vulgar and crude as money can make it. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  19. It seemed to her that her methods with Ted were crude compared with her management of Wyndham. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair

Rhymes for crude