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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRUDEST

Martin had made not even the crudest attempt to welcome her.

All of these items were made of wood and were of the crudest sort.

They glorified the crudest corner, and made our home like a nook in fairyland.

Millions have been taken out of its sand with the crudest devices.

The houses are the crudest huts, with no window and no roof.

All his dress was made of skin or furs, in the crudest frontier fashion.

Only one thought was in his mind now—the crudest, simplest duty.

Society, the crudest organization on earth, laughed to itself about him.

As has been explained, this form of mining is of the crudest and cheapest nature.

And, Alice, the crudest thing you could do would be to forgive me!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.