crude economic logic might suggest that a shortage of women would raise their social worth.
One crude indicator: life expectancy numbers have tended to stagnate in the U.S. in recent years.
These are crude generalizations, of course, but they have a basis in fact.
His words had a crude elegance, a cross between a country western lament and a battle cry for the 21st century.
Sometimes the criticism takes the form of crude personal insult.
Straight poles were laid across these to form a crude imitation of beams and the other framework of a building.
Scarification, with other crude penances, has now been superseded by benefaction.
It was not the roundabouts, so crude that even an infant of to-day would despise them.
They spoke English, and, after a fashion, reasoned in a crude sort of way.
Nor do I think it wise for you to resort to—to crude enforcements such as you now contemplate.
late 14c., "in a raw state," from Latin crudus "rough; not cooked, raw, bloody," from PIE *krue-do-, from PIE *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (see raw). Meaning "lacking grace" is first attested 1640s. Related: Crudely; crudeness. Crude oil is from 1865.