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Definitions of raw

  1. informal terms for nakedness; " in the raw"; " in the altogether"; " in his birthday suit"
  2. ( used informally) completely unclothed
  3. unpleasantly cold and damp; " bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  4. not processed or subjected to analysis; " raw data"; " the raw cost of production"; " only the crude vital statistics"
  5. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; " naked ambition"; " raw fury"; " you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
  6. lacking training or experience; " the new men were eager to fight"; " raw recruits"; " he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"
  7. not processed or refined; " raw sewage"
  8. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
  9. brutally unfair or harsh; " received raw treatment from his friends"; " a raw deal"
  10. inflamed and painful; " his throat was raw"; " had a sore throat"
  11. having the surface exposed and painful; " a raw wound"
  12. untempered and unrefined; " raw talent"; " raw beauty"
  13. ( used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; " natural yogurt"; " natural produce"; " raw wool"; " raw sugar"; " bales of rude cotton"
  14. used of wood and furniture; " raw wood"
  15. not cooked
  16. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.
  17. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  18. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  19. Not distilled; as, raw water
  20. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  21. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  22. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  23. Not tanned; as, raw hides
  24. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  25. Not covered; bare.
  26. Bald.
  27. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  28. Sore, as if by being galled.
  29. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  30. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
  31. Uncooked; without whole skin; as, a raw spot; in the natural state; unprepared; as, raw silk; crude; inexperienced; unpracticed, as, raw judgment; raw troops; cold and damps; as, raw weather.
  32. A sore spot.
  33. Rawly.
  34. Rawness.
  35. Not altered from its natural state: not cooked or dressed: not prepared: not mixed: not covered: sore: unfinished: bleak.
  36. Not cooked; not mixed; crude; sore; chilly.
  37. Chafed; abraded.
  38. Bleak; chilling.
  39. Crude; fresh; inexperienced.
  40. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not covered with skin; sore; unripe; inexperienced; not spun or twisted; not tanned; not diluted; cold and damp.
  41. A sore place.
  42. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not altered from its natural state; not manufactured; bare, as flesh; immature; inexperienced; bleak; chilly; cold, with damp.
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Antonyms for raw

consummate, aged, placid, fit, genial, poached, skilled, caparisoned, skillful, overdone, burnt, suave, parched, virtuoso, appareled, grilled, smart, temperate, soft, scorched, crackerjack, refined, lukewarm, great, suspicious, unyoung, gentle, warm, arrayed, unclouded, uninjured, mature, educated, accomplished, pleasant, artificial, cultured, robed, svelte, suitable, hard-boiled, moderate, constrained, deep-fried, disbelieving, roast, veiled, cloudless, clear, polished, charred, halcyon, ripe, sauteed, adept, seared, covered, restrained, steamed, controlled, good, aging, cosmopolitan, doubting, urbane, capable, roasted, practiced, competent, veteran, qualified, nonnatural, soothing, just, cooked, long-lived, genteel, ancient, heated, sophisticated, serene, over-the-hill, clement, decent, negativistic, warmish, peaceful, old, tepid, sunny, knowing, dressed, well-bred, garbed, balmy, analyzed, tempered, unbelieving, toasted, courtly, Suspecting, professed, sunshiny, fair, expert, Hindered, calm, bright, SHOW-ME, incredulous, rainless, well-mannered, Filtered, warmed, Bridled, civil, versed, smooth, Hampered, proficient, polite, painless, stewed, geriatric, clad, curbed, questioning, cultivated, clothed, Tricked, equable, barbecued, au gratin, attired, invested, masterful, worldly, pure, burned, rigged, elderly, well-done, able, baked, mild, distrustful, checked, toasty, Experient, covert, finished, equal, hottish, governed, broiled, lyonnaise, master, vested, medium, adult, masterly, precocious, braised, savvy, boiled, experienced, ace, debonair, worldly-wise, synthetic, complete, soft-boiled, hot, done, well behaved, processed, hard-baked, skeptical, advanced, older, grown up, suited, purified, decked, compleat, saute, mistrustful, fried, man-made, treated.

Quotes of raw

  1. I read some of my stories recently and thought, 'How in the hell did I get away with that?' I had some really raw cynicism in some of them. – Carl Barks
  2. Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it's just one mistake. – Brian Boitano
  3. We wanted it more live and raw We didn't want a studio sound. – Alice Cooper
  4. The media is comparable to government -probably passes government in raw power. – Matt Drudge
  5. They lyrical content has grown more introspective and less abstract. I don't know if that's good or bad... Sometimes it feels a little raw to be putting so much of myself out there. – Mark Edwards
  6. Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  7. In a neighborhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much, much better than a raw or festering wound. – Ed Koch
  8. I just finished Narc, which was a really heavy duty, raw independent. – Ray Liotta
  9. In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting. – Viggo Mortensen
  10. I like to use my hands and make things... It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn't matter... some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that- out of a raw need for activity. – Bruce Nauman
  11. The physical fabric of the world had to be such as to enable that ten billion year preliminary evolution to produce the raw materials of life. Without it there would not have been the chemical materials to allow life to evolve here on earth. – John Polkinghorne
  12. A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter. – Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
  13. I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are. – Jose Saramago
  14. Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally. – Cat Stevens

Usage examples for raw

  1. I must not talk in this raw air. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  2. I soon cured myself by eating a lot of raw leaves of some bush plant, also a great quantity of native arrow- root. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  3. Lord Ormont continued to be a subject of discussion from time to time, for he was a name in the newspapers; and Mr. Shalders had been worked by Matey Weyburn into a state of raw antagonism at the mention of the gallant General; he could not avoid sitting in judgement on him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Fish is eaten not only in a raw state, but also frozen so hard that it can be broken in pieces. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. This ought to be a warning to all Young people to take care of Wet feet, and Especially eating Raw oysters, which are certainly Highly dangerous, particularly where there is any Tendency to Gout. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  6. Those recruits are raw I can tell you. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  7. This morning a little cold and raw – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  8. Shape into small flat cakes, using a raw egg to bind if necessary. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  9. " You looked as if something I had said had taken you on the raw – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. It is also very chilly and raw – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  11. He experienced a chill that was not due to the raw west wind. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. " You're too polished an article for his hand; he wants his work- stuff raw Doctor Brainard said again. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  13. " They're raw hands, or- jest mill hands," he muttered. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. Perhaps the man she was to marry gave her little to hope for- probably it was some raw boy- and- girl affair such as we have in America.... – The Master of the Inn by Robert Herrick
  15. This was touching them on the raw for the brown man's weapons are his dearest possessions. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  16. It was too new and raw for the younger generation. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. She brought him water and gave him a piece of raw fish. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  18. He arrived early on a raw wet morning in the following winter. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  19. He rose up, and his nose caught the scent of the raw wound. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  20. It is very raw and wet down here. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon

Rhymes for raw