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One observes the crassness and inconsistency of these statements.

Eugene was a little disgusted with what he considered the crassness of these people.

The blatancy, the crassness of the daily prints revolted him.

This class of criticism is born either of ignorance or of jealousy or of crassness.

On your crassness superimposing the peculiar art of glosing in sleek phrases about Sin.

However, he is a good man—I really need just now to repeat that fact to myself—though mewed up in crassness.

Livingstone was so shocked and grieved by the crassness of such a statement that he really longed to take Crittenden in hand.

My father seemed disappointed at my crassness, and inwardly blamed himself for having asked me.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French crasse (16c.), from Latin crassus "solid, thick, fat; dense." The literal sense always has been rare in English; meaning "grossly stupid" is recorded from 1650s, from French. Related: Crassly; crassness.

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