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[kroo-di-tee] /ˈkru dɪ ti/
noun, plural crudities for 2.
the state or quality of being crude.
something crude.
Origin of crudity
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English crudite < Latin crūditās. See crude, -ity
Related forms
uncrudity, noun, plural uncrudities. Unabridged
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  • They heap crudity upon crudity, and nourish and improve nothing but their distemper.
  • Then imagine the crudity and inanity of the dialogue and one can gather some conception of the value of this picture.
  • There are also those who would cause harm and would create crudity, danger, alarm and threat.
  • We are a bit surprised by this observation in view of the crudity of this simple treatment.
Word Origin and History for crudity

early 14c., from Middle French crudité (14c.) and directly from Latin cruditatem (nominative cruditas), from crudus (see crude).

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