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crudity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crudity  \Cru"di*ty\  (kr[udd]"d[i^]*t[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Crudities} 
  (-t[i^]z).  [L.  cruditas,  fr  crudus:  cf  F.  crudit['e].  See 
  {Crude}.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  crude;  rawness. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  in  a  crude  or  undigested  state;  hence 
  superficial,  undigested  views,  not  reduced  to  order  or 
  form  ``Crudities  in  the  stomach.''  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crudity 
  n  1:  a  natural  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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