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crass

[kras] /kræs/
adjective, crasser, crassest.
1.
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid:
crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
2.
Archaic. thick; coarse.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; (< Middle French) < Latin crassus thick, dense, fat, heavy
Related forms
crassly, adverb
crassness, noun
Synonyms
1. dull, boorish, oafish, indelicate.
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British Dictionary definitions for crass

crass

/kræs/
adjective
1.
stupid; gross
Derived Forms
crassly, adverb
crassness, crassitude, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin crassus thick, dense, gross
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Word Origin and History for crass
adj.

1540s, from Middle French crasse (16c.), from Latin crassus "solid, thick, fat; dense." The literal sense always has been rare in English; meaning "grossly stupid" is recorded from 1650s, from French. Related: Crassly; crassness.

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