“First, the crudeness of the weapons,” he said, enumerating his reasons.
Koplitz seizes the opportunity, and diagnoses the crudeness of the outburst as symptoms of “pussy-repellant serial killers.”
That equation of crudeness with authenticity has a long pedigree in our culture.
He was angered at the crudeness of the rescue, and his shrinking clothes made him feel too large.
The crudeness of many of these is scarcely to be excelled in any part of the world.
It was only my second book, and in looking back at it so as to preserve consistency, I have been astonished at its crudeness.
Weakness, crudeness, selfishness, speak out their own existence.
The crudeness and vigor of cowboy speech are marks of youth: they are also promises of growth.
I shall not attempt to tone down the crudeness of Hungerford's language.
And he colored painfully at the crudeness of his obsessing thoughts, angrily, after a moment, shaking them from him.
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.