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adjective as in exposed, tender, referring to skin

adjective as in inexperienced

adjective as in vulgar, nasty

adjective as in harsh, unpleasant (referring to weather)


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Rather, they house enough of the raw ingredients to create water when heated.

Some of the elements on a printed circuit board, essentially the brain of a computer, are raw materials whose supply is at risk.

It was less a joke than a vote of confidence that in an age of extreme building — the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and more — anything was possible if you just had enough raw material and the chutzpah to defy known limitations.

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It’s the same reaction that powers all stars, and trying to corral that kind of raw power and turn it into something we can use effectively is a challenge scientists have been struggling with for decades.

This why testimonial link building is seen as a great way to harness this raw strength of positive experiences by customers.

Raw eel seemed to be popular during and after the Middle Ages.

The script would be used as more than just raw material, but would need to be fudged.

The raw materials— tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold—were dubbed “conflict minerals.”

But there was a lot of raw violence in the humor of the time.

But the raw believability of, say, Magnum photography has been done for.

It makes out of the savage raw material which is our basal mental stuff, a citizen.

It had come on to rain, and the raw dampness mingled itself with the dusky uproar of the Strand.

The evening was cold and raw and so dark that it was almost impossible to distinguish people on the badly lighted little platform.

This problem was solved by a native coming along driving a raw-boned horse before a rickety wagon.

The comparison of the cost of production, therefore, with the value of the raw material, shows a very large margin of profit.

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On this page you'll find 223 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to raw, such as: basic, coarse, crude, fresh, natural, and organic.

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