uncrude

crude

[krood]
adjective, cruder, crudest.
1.
in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.
2.
lacking in intellectual subtlety, perceptivity, etc.; rudimentary; undeveloped.
3.
lacking finish, polish, or completeness: a crude summary.
4.
lacking culture, refinement, tact, etc.: crude behavior.
5.
undisguised; blunt: a crude answer.
6.
Obsolete. unripe; not mature.
noun

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin crūdus uncooked, raw, bleeding, rough, akin to cruor blood from a wound; see raw

crudely, adverb
crudeness, noun
uncrude, adjective
uncrudely, adverb
uncrudeness, noun


1. unfinished, coarse. See raw. 4. uncouth, rough, rude, coarse, clumsy.


1, 4. refined.
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crude (kruːd)
 
adj
1.  lacking taste, tact, or refinement; vulgar: a crude joke
2.  in a natural or unrefined state
3.  lacking care, knowledge, or skill: a crude sketch
4.  (prenominal) stark; blunt: the crude facts
5.  (of statistical data) unclassified or unanalysed
6.  archaic unripe
 
n
7.  short for crude oil
 
[C14: from Latin crūdus bloody, raw; related to Latin cruor blood]
 
'crudely
 
adv
 
'crudity
 
n
 
'crudeness
 
n

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crude
late 14c., from L. crudus "rough, raw, bloody." Originally "in a raw state;" meaning "lacking grace" is first attested 1640s. Crude oil is from 1865.
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