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crude

noun

1 crude

A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.

synonyms: crude oil, fossil oil, oil, petroleum, rock oil.

Dutch: aardolie, petroleum, petrolie, ruwe aardolie, ruwe olie
Polish: ropa naftowa, nafta, ropa



adjective

1 crude

Not carefully or expertly made:
— Managed to make a crude splint.
— A crude cabin of logs with bark still on them.

synonym: rough.

Roget 651: imperfect; not perfect etc. 650; deficient, defective; faulty, unsound, tainted; out of order, out of tune; cracked, leaky; sprung; ... show more

Roget 53: incomplete; imperfect etc. 651; unfinished; uncompleted etc. (complete) etc. 729; defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, ... show more

2 crude

Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent:
— A crude joke.
— Crude behavior.

synonyms: earthy, gross, vulgar.

Polish: prymitywny

3 crude

Not refined or processed:
— Crude oil.

synonyms: unprocessed, unrefined.

4 crude

Belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness:
— The crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man.

synonyms: primitive, rude.

Roget 579: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde [Fr.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ... show more

5 crude

Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment:
— The crude facts.

synonyms: blunt, stark.

6 crude

Not processed or subjected to analysis:
— Only the crude vital statistics.

synonym: raw.

Roget 674: unprepared etc. (prepare); &c.; 673; without preparation etc. 673; incomplete etc. 53; rudimental, embryonic, ... show more

Roget 428: colored etc. v.; colorific, tingent, tinctorial; chromatic, prismatic; full-colored, high-colored, deep-colored; doubly-dyed; polychromatic; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Doric, abhorrent, abominable, amateurish, arrested, avgas, backward, barbaric, barbarous, barnyard, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blatant, blinding, blue, blunt, boorish, brazen ... show more.

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