AskDefine | Define crudity

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1 a wild or unrefined state [syn: crudeness, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness]
2 an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement; "the whole town was famous for its crudeness" [syn: crudeness, gaucheness]

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  1. The state of being crude.
  2. A crude act or characteristic.
    • 1889, Oscar Wilde, "The Decay Of Lying: An Observation,"
      What Art really reveals to us is Nature's lack of design, her curious crudities, her extraordinary monotony, her absolutely unfinished condition.


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